1st blog entry about the Princess Shayna Musical This is the 2nd entry about the Princess Shayna Musical. Thursday is my Yellow Brain scheduled blog post day about diabetes. I thought the message I received from Kim Woycke, the director of the Princess Shayna Musical, would be the perfect blog post. On February 13th Kim sent me message and said, “I did cast…

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Today, my Orange Brain was delighted to receive a Google Alert letting me know that my interview with Amy Mercer about my children’s fairy tale, Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visble Gift was now online. Amy is the author of The Smart Woman’s Guide to Diabetes: Authentic Advice on Everything from Eating to Dating and Motherhood.  Amy, who has Type 1 diabetes is a free lance…

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Today, I received the latest copy of the Diabetes Health Online Newsletter. The headline that caught my attention was: Just 30 Minutes Per Week of Intense Exercise Lowers Blood Sugar. Exercise seems to be a the top of people’s list for their New Year’s Resolutions for losing weight. Of course, exercise should be at the top of all of our…

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Did you know there is a connection between the Ginkgo tree and diabetes? When I wrote Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift, I included a Ginkgo tree in the story. I had always loved the graceful shape and fan shaped leaves of the Ginkgo tree that grew in the courtyard of my childhood home. My “Green Brain“ knew…

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The Thanksgiving holiday is a bittersweet time for me. I celebrated the 47th anniversary of meeting my husband, Jordan, and the following day I acknowledged the 26th anniversary of our son, Joshua being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. When I redesigned my new website, I made sure there was a section about “Diabetes” that would offered visitors educational and inspirational experiences. One of the sections…

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November is American Diabetes Month! With nearly 26 million children and adults in American living with diabetes, and another 79 million at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, the disease is taking a devastating physical, emotional and financial toll on families and health care.  Sadly, most Americans do not realize that diabetes is serious and devastating disease! Recent statistics from…

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