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Getting Away...Not Just Around the Corner

Posted by Natalie on June 20, 2013 - Comments (3) - Category: Personal Experience
It's been eight years since our daughter Johanna (JoJo) was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (t1d) at the tender age of four; six years since we adopted our son Nick. They're now twelve years old. Read More »
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Recap from the 2011 PDK Family Getaway Weekend

Posted by Natalie on September 29, 2011 - Comments (2) - Category: Personal Experience
Jeff and I were excited as we drove up to the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont on Friday September 9th 2011 for the PDK Family Getaway Weekend...

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Happy Father's Day

Posted by Natalie on June 12, 2011 - Comments (0) - Category: Personal Experience
Here's a Father's Day poem I jotted down while thinking of my husband Jeff, father of our three children (two whom have type 1). I appreciate all he does for our family and wouldn't want to be in this journey with anyone else. Read More »
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The Diabetes Apple Doesn't Fall From the Tree

Posted by Ginger on August 15, 2010 - Comments (4) - Category: A Guest Blog
When I was diagnosed with diabetes, my entire family really was diagnosed, too. Read More »
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Happy Father’s Day: A Tribute to My Husband

Posted by Natalie on June 19, 2010 - Comments (1) - Category: Personal Experience
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"Type 1 and Type 2 are basically the same thing..., Right?"

Posted by Natalie on March 18, 2010 - Comments (8) - Category: Personal Experience
We have two nine year olds with Type 1. JoJo was diagnosed at four and Nick was 6. You would think that's plenty of time for extended family members to understand or even educate themselves. Years later that just isn't the case. But I have all of you--we're in this together. Read More »
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Three Glucose Test Strips A Day?

Posted by Jeff on February 22, 2010 - Comments (8) - Category: Personal Experience
Imagine this: You and your family live in a brownstone apartment in Brooklyn or a split-level ranch in Buffalo. It could be anywhere in the United States. Your child has just been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, but the local hospital lacks the necessary supplies and personnel to stabilize him or her. Read More »
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The Pink Ribbon Just Got Personal

Posted by Natalie on October 29, 2009 - Comments (3) - Category: Personal Experience
Many of us have had family, friends, co-workers and neighbors support our efforts to find a cure for type 1 by walking, cycling, running, or donating toward a cause like JDRF's Walk To Cure. And odds are more than one of those supporters will be diagnosed with breast cancer someday. So, the next time you see a pink ribbon, make a donation, put on your walking shoes or mount a bike...because we know what the support means. Read More »
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Jeff and Natalie KolokI’m Natalie.  I’m a mom of three kids, two with type 1 diabetes. As you know, parenting children with type 1 diabetes is a journey of long nights, lots of work, and seldom much support. There’s not much I can do about your long nights, but I hope our website and blogs offer you some support. I look forward to blogging with you.

Hey, I’m Jeff. Blogging about diabetes? Dunno. Original thought and complete sentences instead of grunts and “yups”? Uh-oh. Well, Nat says I have to, so here’s my foray into the diabetes blogosphere…with no GPS or compass.


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