Friday, January 7, 2011

Pssssst, wanna know my secret?

Okay, this might not be a thrilling secret for you, but it definitely is for me. Last week, I received an email from Allison Blass at Lemonade Life saying that she and Amy Tenderich from Diabetes Mine wanted to know if I was interested in doing a guest post on Diabetes Mine.


I mean, uh... sure. You know. Whatever.

(but really SQUEEEEE!)

Anyway, it seems a lot of people like my video, "What NOT to say to the parent of a Type 1 Diabetic", and they asked me to write about how I respond to people that make those hurtful and sometimes strange comments.

And so I did.

Thank you to my wonderful husband and also to Meri for reading and re-reading (and re-reading) my post; pointing out where my verbal diarrhea needed to be *ahem* plugged, and gently reminding me that sometimes writing a post at 3 am while sleep-deprived AND sick can lead you to not making much sense (kinda like right now, I'm afraid).

And a big thank you to Amy and Allison for allowing me another place on the world-wide-web-information-super-highway to insanely ramble on.

The internet... now with even MORE Joanne!

Oh yeah... you can read it by going here.


  1. WOOO HOOO wonderful!! going to read it now :)

  2. That's fantastic!! going to read it now too...:o)

  3. Congrats Joanne - you are famous now! Great post over at DiabetesMine!

  4. Yay Joanne! Great guest post, great blog, great rock!

  5. Thanks so much for joining us at the 'Mine today, Joanne!

    btw, Allison is my No. 1 correspondent, ie. she works for the site regularly.


  6. SQUEEEEEE!!!!! I am so excited for you. Does this mean we are "famous" by association by being your friends?


  7. Silly billy! You don't need to thank me...(((BLUSH))) Seriously though...I didn't do anything!! But appreciate the love nonetheless!

    I'm so proud of you! Once your video goes viral worldwide and your on Ellen and stuff...I hope you know that all of us D mamas will be cheering you on every step of the way!

  8. So Meri knew your secret before we did? She always knows the good stuff!!!

    Your post was great Joanne... good job!

  9. I LOVED the video. You will have to update it every now and then because I have found that people say slightly different things to my teen ..(like directly TO him at a party..."you aren't going to die on me if you eat that cake, are you?")

  10. WOOHOO!!!!!!!! LOVE THIS :) Going to check it out now ... I bet you ROCKED IT!

  11. Joanne!!!!! Yeah!!!!!! That is soooooooo cool! Is it still cool to say cool? Oh, whateves. That is sooooooooo cool?

    Will you still write for us 'little people' when you become all rich and famous? I hope so, cause I would miss you and your snarkiness.

    Awesome job on the article. Woo-To-The-Hoo!!!!!

  12. So cool! You are amazing. Thinking about Laura Houston's recent post about promoting T1 awareness, I'm having a crazy fantasy about seeing this as a PSA on tv.


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