Podder Talk™ Blog
I have passed into the "I FINALLY have energy!" trimester, a.k.a. the second trimester of pregnancy. My husband and I went to the symphony recently. I had two…errr... three things that are pretty obvious on my body now.
I love to travel. I hate to travel.
Look, I can pirouette around the bedroom naked! I can jump in the pool without a care. I don’t have to buy clothes with pockets. I don’t have to juggle and hold something between my teeth or under my chin when I use the toilet!
As many people know, I am very active with the Friends for Life (FFL) conference organized by the organization Children with Diabetes (CWD), which takes place each July in Orlando. I have been involved since the beginning of FFL and it has been nothing less than an absolute honor and joy.
Basketball. It’s been a passion of mine ever since I was a kid. Watching the pros, playing the game with friends, even following fantasy team stats.
As I’ve mentioned in a few previous blogs, I’m a runner.
Winter is here, and while many welcome the holidays, a change in food, clothes, and possibly a difference in activity with the change in daylight, for some it can be a time that brings a change in mood that affects many aspects of daily life.
So as we came to the end of the year, I had an internal dilemma: what do I get my daughters for Christmas? As they’ve gotten older, I’ve been more deliberate about creating memories with them instead of simply buying things that can be disposed of after the novelty wears off.
Technology: can’t live with it, can’t live without it. It’s great when it works like it's supposed to, but when it doesn't, it can be a huge source of frustration! Dangerous fluctuations in blood glucose (BG) and potentially serious changes to our health can occur when technology fails.
Have you ever felt pure joy? Something that radiates from your inner being and throughout your body until you feel like your skin is dancing? Something that plants a permanent smile across your face that can’t be removed no matter what? Adults tend to lose that sensation.
Less than 24 hours before embarking upon her first full marathon, 32-year-old Podder™ Torrey McKnight was nervous, but excited to show the world, and herself, that diabetes didn’t have to keep her from pursuing her dreams.
Being that parent can be a tough task for any caregiver/support staff. I am hoping to provide a few words of kindness, support and thanks to all who welcome the task of caring for my favorite guy, Colton.