I saw a picture this week, a child in a hospital and the person who posted it wrote that this was their life with diabetes, that no one knew what they went through, and this is their world every day, all of the time. As I read this story, I felt bad for two reasons……the … Continue reading Diabetes Dad: Painting Your Child’s Diabetes…..Careful, it’s Not your Canvas
As many of my readers know, I do not use these pages for advertising. If I find something that can help, solve a problem, and/or make diabetes life any easier, I share. To be clear: I have received no remuneration for this article, I’m sharing about this product because, quite frankly, it just does what … Continue reading Diabetes Dad: Could it be; a Patch that REALLY STAYS? Take a Look and Try for Yourself.
I was not going to have another dog. It just was not in the cards. When a new litter of Shih Tzus was born to a family member, we declined as we expected. Weeks went by and all the dogs were spoken for, but one. All the others that were claimed were brown, but his … Continue reading Diabetes Dad: Just another Dog???……Not by a Long Shot
As many of you know, I rarely utilize this column for anything more than the articles to hopefully teach and inspire, But there is this incredible opportunity given to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation that I’m sure hoping you will join in and help. The Sola Sweet company, from now until the end of November –Diabetes Awareness … Continue reading Diabetes Dad: A Favor……Perhaps……..Could be Times 4!
The thing I always share with parents is the fact that no matter how much time we spend on this journey, whether diagnosed last week, or 26 years ago, it makes sense to look back to the beginning and realize just how much we learned. Because whether it is a short time or a long … Continue reading Diabetes Dad: Tennis Balls and Syringes; How the Diabetes Ball Bounces
This may not be big news to anyone, but my little guy gave himself his own shot today. Point: This IS BIG NEWS to anyone who understands that our children, once diagnosed, not unlike us; face incredibly ‘firsts’. To me whether you are jumping off a cliff into water 80 feet below or taking an … Continue reading Diabetes Dad: Our Child’s Scariest First Dive
Halloween means so much to kids. Our kids with diabetes are no exception. I remember when Kaitlyn was younger and many neighbors bought stickers and toys for Kaitlyn; “…I did not know what to get for her”, was a common comment. People can surely be wonderful. We were discussing this weekend, over coffee, that each year there was no … Continue reading Diabetes Dad: Are You Afraid of Diabetes and Candy?
I just arrived back home from vacation. Once a year I try to ‘get away’ as they say; because a battery drained is no use unless it is charged, this charges the batteries. While visiting the country of Jamaica, two things truly stick out in my mind. One was speaking to/with the hierarchy of where … Continue reading Diabetes Dad: A Small and Gorgeous Country…….We Could Learn Much
I LOVE THIS PHOTO. Some pictures need no captions and if ever there was a photo of a fearless child…….this is it. Let me introduce you to Helen, a 5 year-old from Texas who loves to dance and was diagnosed just over a year ago. The photo was taken by Ivy Reyes, a friend of … Continue reading Diabetes Dad: What a Super Hero Looks Like
Clearly the way I was bought up, is much different from the way we bought up our own children, which I’m sure is even much different from today’s skills needed for parenting. How much of the way we were bought up plays a role in how we deal with the diabetes in our own house? … Continue reading Diabetes Dad: If One Doesn’t take Bad Advice……Leaves No One to Blame.