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Ryan Reed and T1D, Both Share the Seat but Only One Drives

Ryan Reed and T1D, Both Share the Seat but Only One Drives

July 20, 2017 |
I recently had the honor of meeting NASCAR race driver Ryan Reed.
Never Done Learning...Ever

Never Done Learning...Ever

July 20, 2017 |
Does this scenario sound familiar?
Waiting too Long May be too Long to Wait

Waiting too Long May be too Long to Wait

May 19, 2017 |
I have read much lately throughout the diabetes community about insurance companies and what gets covered and what doesn't.
A Letter to our Lawmakers about OUR Healthcare

A Letter to our Lawmakers about OUR Healthcare

January 15, 2017 |
Dear Lawmakers of the United States,

Healthcare. Say the word and it sends shivers down the spine of most people.
Goodbye 2016: Another Year Without a Cure for Diabetes

Goodbye 2016: Another Year Without a Cure for Diabetes

December 29, 2016 |
It seemed like the elevator took forever to get to the top floor. 2016 felt nervous about the year end review.
DiabetesDad Becomes a Granddad, but Will He Also Become a DiabetesGranddad?

DiabetesDad Becomes a Granddad, but Will He Also Become a DiabetesGranddad?

August 22, 2016 |
My kids are grownups. They are ages 29, 26, and 21. And, as many know—the two youngest have type 1 diabetes. They've had diabetes for a combined total of over 30 years. Sucks, yeah I know.
Going for the Diabetes Gold Medal

Going for the Diabetes Gold Medal

August 09, 2016 |
I’ve always been a huge fan of the Olympics. Huge. I love that the world can come together and compete in sports, despite the various states of chaos going on around the globe.
A Community Cannot Stand...Without Each Member

A Community Cannot Stand...Without Each Member

June 28, 2016 |
Diabetes advocate and blogger Tom Karlya on what we all can learn from the recent tragedy in Orlando.
It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint. The Pace is Your Choice!!!!

It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint. The Pace is Your Choice!!!!

April 12, 2016 |
What does ‘I've been at this a long time’, mean to you?  Recently my son moved out of the house meaning for the first time in 28 years, I have no children living at home.
Getting Involved: It's Only as Hard as YOU Make it

Getting Involved: It's Only as Hard as YOU Make it

April 11, 2016 |
Maybe its been a few months, or even years, since diabetes became the ‘new normal’ in your house.
The 'Hill' is Not Hard to Climb...It's the Knowing You Must Learn

The 'Hill' is Not Hard to Climb...It's the Knowing You Must Learn

March 15, 2016 |
I love the process of government. Next to talking about entertainment (movies and the theatre), little excites me more that discussing government.
When the Impossible Becomes the Possible

When the Impossible Becomes the Possible

February 19, 2016 |
Third post in a 3-part series
Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Kids: Often Too Little, Too Late

Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Kids: Often Too Little, Too Late

January 13, 2016 |
First in a three-part series.
Did 2015 Deliver Enough for People Living with Diabetes?

Did 2015 Deliver Enough for People Living with Diabetes?

December 28, 2015 |
"Please come in and sit down 2015, let's chat," said The BossKnowing his reputation as someone who didn't waste time—or have time for people who did—2015 sat down and swallowed hard.
Diabetes and Driving: Don't Get Caught in the Dark

Diabetes and Driving: Don't Get Caught in the Dark

December 15, 2015 |
Diabetes dad Tom Karla on being safe at night before getting behind the wheel.
You Look’n at Me?

You Look’n at Me?

November 09, 2015 |
Diabetes Advocacy: Is The Issue Just TOO Big??

Diabetes Advocacy: Is The Issue Just TOO Big??

October 05, 2015 |
I’m always fascinated by the notion of an issue needing to be addressed. Someone says, ‘This just will not do…..’ and they begin the process of change.
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