Sunday, April 20, 2008


Check out this great auction for the JDRF! I learned about it this weekend at the Oregon Diabetes Educators conference. I went to volunteer for our chapter of the JDRF and met some interesting people. An educator told me about this auction put on by best selling author Brenda Novak.

Happy Bidding!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Hillary's Stem Cell Promise

April 11, 2007, Washington, DC - The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the world's largest charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research, praised today's historic vote in the U.S. Senate to expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research with the passage of S. 5, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007.

This bill was Vetoed by President Bush. Twice.

Today I went to a town hall meeting hosted by Hillary Clinton. A woman asked her about her stance on stem cell research and she made a promise:

"When I am president I will sign the S.5 bill - it is time to end the war on science."

Hillary, I will vote for you if you will keep this promise.
This is the path to a cure.
Not just for Type 1, but for many diseases.

Here is a link to more about Hillary's views on science and stem cell research

This is an exerpt from her website:
Hillary will restore the federal government’s commitment to science by signing an Executive Order that Rescinds President Bush’s ban on ethical embryonic stem cell research and promotes stem cell research that complies with the highest ethical standards.

Here is a link to the history of the bill

And finally, here is a link to what Obama has to say about Stem Cell Research. I also heard him speak recently and he expressed his committment to science as well.
My friend Julia sent me this link:

Oregonians - lets make our votes count!

Friday, April 04, 2008

I must be dreaming...

I agreed to let L go to an all girls sleepover at her school tonight. There are 35 girls from the age of 7 to 12 and 5 adults. L is they only one with T1.

I must have been asleep when I said yes. Actually, I didn't say yes: Not officially. Her dad bought it as a gift for her at the school auction. "It will be fun for her," he assured me. What about me?

I spent the morning telling a good friend who is one of the chaperones everything I know about diabetes. I can't believe I have asked her to do this. She is being really sweet about the whole thing, but I am really stressed. This is the first time L will draw and inject her shots for dinner and breakfast by herself.

This is a big step for her. It has always been my goal to make sure she can enjoy the same things her friends can. This is a tough test. I am sure I wouldn't hesitate to let her go if she wasn't T1. That is the part that gets me.

She was going low (about 86) when we left, so we gave her a juice box. It was a half hour until dinner, an hour later then we usually have it. Oh, and they have cookies, and popcorn, and pizza, and ARRGH!

Well, she is there, so it is time for me to relax and enjoy my night off.

I promise to try.