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!
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
In today’s climate where any opinion seems to be a wrong opinion……….to someone; would you like to do something to feel just a little better inside? I think we all could say, “I wish I had a little more.” “Life would just be a tad easier if…….” I think we all have said that at some … Continue reading Diabetes Dad in the Trenches: What If Insulin Was Not Available at ALL??? To Some it’s a Harsh Reality.
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
I was in lower Manhattan this week for a DRI Event (which was wonderful) and across from the front entrance were two famous artworks that have become the fodder for many who like to create, said, fodder. “Charging Bull” has enjoyed the spot for some time since 1987 when Arthur DiModica dropped (literally) it off in … Continue reading Diabetes Dad: A Controversy Over a Defiant Little Girl……..Why? The Diabetes Community Surely Understands. by diabetesdad
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?
I wish I could say I was a friend of Mary Tyler Moore’s, she surely made you feel that way. There was a time when she, or her beloved husband Robert, and I would pass and a hello was stated. We knew of each other in the same battle. She wrote a wonderful inscription in her book … Continue reading Diabetes Dad: No One was Better for Diabetes Causes than Mary….RIP
As I wrote/reported recently, there is a lawsuit pending against the insulin companies regarding collusion on insulin pricing of late and how all parties must come together (read it here). Today, on CBS This Morning, they report the story. What I would like to stress about this story, is as I have also stated countless … Continue reading NEWSBREAK: CBS This Morning Reports on Insulin Costs, The Players, and the Lawsuit