RYAN REED WINS IN DAYTONA…..Diabetes at 187 mph!!!!!

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 pounding through my chest as I screamed at the television watching

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In the Trenches with Diabetes Dad: Does Anyone EVER Forget the Hospital Hallway?…..a New Family Just Found Out!

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 recently.  Under normal circumstances, one would think it impossible that these

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In the Trenches with Dibetes Dad: Do You Doubt Your Child’s Future with T1D? Read this and Share.

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 but still young enough to say her age without a problem

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Diabetes Dad in the Trenches: What If Insulin Was Not Available at ALL??? To Some it’s a Harsh Reality.

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 time or another and, perhaps, some even say it today.

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In the Trenches with Diabetes Dad: A Loss of a Daughter—-One Man Teaches Us that a Broken Heart is NO Reason to Stop

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 Rangers would win the Stanley Cup, and new shows entitled ER and Friends would

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Diabetes Dad: A Controversy Over a Defiant Little Girl……..Why? The Diabetes Community Surely Understands. by diabetesdad

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 the dark of night as a gift, but for the

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