Category Archives: Holidays

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This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Hope

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December is upon us, and many people are scrambling to finish (or perhaps even start!) their holiday shopping. What if you could buy beautiful holiday gifts and cards for your loved ones — and help fund diabetes research at the same time? Continue reading

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Grilling Season is Here!

Memorial Day is coming up next weekend. It’s a day I love because I know that if I take a walk around my neighborhood, I will smell the summertime scent of charcoal and barbeque sauce. This can only mean one thing: Grilling season has begun! Continue reading

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High Five – Sweetie Pie – Be Mine – 4 Ever

Once upon a time, my father sent me glucose tablets for Valentine’s Day. Yes, glucose tablets. He had found some unusual flavors and since they are sweet and I usually keep some around me at all times (at home, at work, in my car, in my purse… and everywhere else), my dad sent them to me in place of chocolate. Not a bad idea for someone who struggles with hypoglycemia – but I decided to take it up a notch… Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day and Diabetes

There is no need to skimp on the traditional romantic and decadent aspects of Valentine’s Day just because you or your sweetheart has diabetes. In fact, keeping your sweetheart’s diabetes in mind (or keeping your own diabetes in control) is another way to show you care. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
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Wish List

The holidays are here and with them come requests from my family and friends for a “wish list” of gifts I would like to receive. Maybe this year I’ll challenge them a little and ask for a few of the following items – a list of make-believe things that would make living with diabetes just a little easier: Continue reading

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A Young Artist

Last year, Gift of Hope featured a necklace designed by an 11 year old girl named Katie Ervin. Filled with symbolism for her view of living with diabetes, Katie’s Cure Necklace was the most popular gift item in Gift of Hope last year, raising critical funds for diabetes research. Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a quick note to wish you a happy Thanksgiving! On Monday I suggested you rally your family members and dinner guests to help create a 30-second video about why you want to Stop Diabetes®. Still thinking about trying this today or sometime over the weekend? Here’s some inspiration: Continue reading

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