A voice for living well with Type 1 Diabetes

The 1 Big Thing

Own it. When our son was diagnosed, his emergency room physician said it best: “I am sorry that you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes.  But you have a choice.  Own your diabetes and you can control it.  Ignore it and it will control you.  You can live a productive life...

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...

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. ...

Gratitude Entry 1: Mom

Reflecting back on the first 20 years of my diabetes, I sometimes wonder how I made it. Much of the credit goes to my Mother. In many ways, she lived diabetes with me. There’s not much a three-year-old can do to manage diabetes. So, that’s where my Mother stepped in....