A voice for living well with Type 1 Diabetes

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 – Dave Scott

I met Dave in the Spring semester of my freshman year at Kansas State University. During his senior year of high school, he was a Kansas City All Metro football player and chose to play at a small college during his freshman year of college. A semester of that was...

Gratitude – Chris Rossie

I met Chris Rossie in high school at Shawnee Mission South after his dad was transferred from Dallas to Kansas City.  Chris was an unusually talented guy – bountiful in academic and athletic prowess. And he excelled at both.  He became our starting shortstop in his...

Gratitude – Jennifer

My one sibling, Jennifer, is two years younger than me and was 18 months old when I was diagnosed.  Growing up, we were a tight family and did things together.  So it’s fair to say that she also lived with my diabetes. This included observing my morning insulin...

Gratitude – 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....