I have no voice from screaming at the TV. Car accident after car accident. Two involving Ryan. But still, he kept coming back. And kept coming back. In a race that went into overtime…. Ryan Reed won at Daytona tonight in one of the longest races ever on record. BAM TAKE THAT DIABETES. My heart was … Continue reading RYAN REED WINS IN DAYTONA…..Diabetes at 187 mph!!!!!
I had the opportunity, recently, to be in Washington DC. I love Washington DC and it is one of the most exciting places on earth. So much happens there and whether you love or hate whoever is in office does not change the fact how much occurs on any given day. While I was there … Continue reading Diabetes Dad: No One Wins if No One Plays……Where Are YOU?
Exactly one year from today I will do something and it will be the only time I will ever do it in my life. I will walk my daughter to the front of where those closest to us will have gathered and I will shake a young man’s hand, and I will put her arm … Continue reading A Year from Today I will Give her Away………But I Wonder One Thing……………….
A two-year-old little boy was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes recently. I don’t have permission to share their family’s story, so let’s call him L, and say he was from Minnesota for the purpose of this story. Through a lifetime of twists and turns and people in far away places, L’s dad and another man met … Continue reading In the Trenches with Diabetes Dad: Does Anyone EVER Forget the Hospital Hallway?…..a New Family Just Found Out!
To do the impossible. To march into hell for a heavenly cause. To do what others could only imagine. To go beyond the limits. To go beyond type one. Twenty riders leaving New York and riding…….riding…..riding……4296 miles to San Francisco. Some are fairly new at riding and yet, some, are not new to being adventurous … Continue reading In The Trenches With Diabetes Dad: More Than Standing on Two Legs……….These Marvels DO It on Wheels……..Be Inspired.
Dad, I’m peeing a lot. Thus started a series of events that would end up with my youngest of three becoming our second child diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). You can find many statistics about having two kids with T1D and if you get more than 3 sources that agree on a particular stat, … Continue reading In The Trenches With Diabetes Dad: Second Child Diagnosed Lottery……..Not the Win Wanted!
As is well-known, my last life was all about the theatre, television, and acting. There’s a saying in the theatre world that goes like this; there is no such thing as small parts…..just small actors.” I once directed a group of incredibly talented actresses in a production of Twelve Angry Women (which is the female version of the … Continue reading In the Trenches with Diabetes Dad: No Such Thing as Small Actors in the Diabetes World
Dear Parent, My name is diabetes and you may have just met me or you may have known me for years. I am not welcome and I know that I’m not. The young lady in the picture met me when she was two. On this day, April 5th, she turns 27, old enough to know things … Continue reading In the Trenches with Dibetes Dad: Do You Doubt Your Child’s Future with T1D? Read this and Share.
As many people know, I spend a good deal of time up in the air. Traveling is a part of my job and as I travel to so many places, I share that “I have to do what I do….I am driven.” For my two kids with type 1 diabetes (T1D), I will travel anywhere I can … Continue reading In the Trenches with Diabetes Dad: Everything is Not Always as Appears
Stacy Joy Goodman passed away in her sleep last night. Those were the words as they were relayed to me 23 years ago, this date, and it still shakes me to this day. The world outside of diabetes, was not too unlike it is today. Nelson Mandela became inaugurated, a President visited other countries, the NY … Continue reading In the Trenches with Diabetes Dad: A Loss of a Daughter—-One Man Teaches Us that a Broken Heart is NO Reason to Stop