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There is no good age to have a child diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Each age presents different challenges. My girls were young, 3 and 3 and a half, when they were diagnosed. How do we as parents find baby sitters to watch our girls with T1D? That’s about as much fun as riding in […]

Dads and Diabetes


My name is Bill, Billy, William, Woodsy or Daddy. Each name is someone different; a different role I play. Bill is my more professional and adult self, Billy is my childhood family name, William is my given name, and my sports buddies and close friends call me Woodsy, but my favorite name of all is […]

Adopting a Child with T1D


Monday, September 8, 2008 was the day our family officially grew from four to five. The kids stayed home from school and we had breakfast together before heading to the courthouse. Everyone was really excited, as if we were going to the hospital to meet the new addition to our family. At the courthouse, we […]


I was diagnosed as type I in 1980. My clearest memory of my two week hospital stay was when the doctor looked me squarely in the eye and told me, “You have a disease. You will still live, but you won’t be able to have children, ever.” I was only 7, so that piece of […]