A voice for living well with Type 1 Diabetes

Recent Posts

2020 Calendar

Closing the book on 2020 includes throwing another on the calendar pile. It all started in 1987 by hanging a Normal Rockwell calendar in the kitchen and recording my exercise workouts.  There’s something about visualizing the progress and doing so every year since has...

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58th D Day

Today marks my 58th year living with the Big D … and what a challenging, unpredictable and extraordinary year it’s been.  Many thanks to those that helped get me here: insulin, medical pros, exercise, good diet, better tech, and – most of all – my faith, family and...

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Anniversary of Kendra’s kidney donation

Today is the 16th anniversary of my wife, Kendra, donating a kidney to her sister Kelly.  This site is dedicated to Kelly as she experienced most every challenge of living with diabetes.  Kendra is a special person and her gifts include kindness and helping others. ...

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About Reed

1st Insulin Prescription Label
50 yr. Joslin Medal

This Is Not Medical Advice

This site shares my learning & observations over 50 years of living with type 1 diabetes. At the top of that list is that diabetes is unique and requires a relationship between a patient and medical professional to develop a personalized treatment plan. One size does not fit all and nothing on this site should be construed as medical advice!