Fathers – providers, protectors, pest controllers. Dad is often a child’s first hero. This Father’s Day, hang up your cape and rest for a spell. Whether you are a dad with diabetes, you have a child with diabetes, or both, stroll through our offerings for you – dear ole' dad.
The Lighter Side of Life
Carey Potash is a dad who has a young son with type 1 diabetes. George Simmons is a dad who has type 1. Follow their humorous adventures as they blog about life, parenting, and, oh yes, diabetes.
Healthy and Wise
Some health issues are a greater concern for men than for women. Do you know what they are? Take the quiz to see just how much you know about the issues that impact you most.
dLife Viewpoints columnist Tom Karlya shares his experiences as an advocate and the father of not just a daughter with type 1 diabetes but, as of 2009, a son with type 1 diabetes too.
Fatherhood and Diabetes
dLifeTV correspondent Jim Turner not only manages daily life with diabetes, but life as a dad with diabetes.
dLife columnist Amy Tenderich has wrestled with her father’s past management of his diabetes versus her own current handling of her condition. Here, she shares her epiphanies.
Reflections on Father's Day
Tom Karlya reflects on what Father's Day means to a parent of a child with diabetes.
You Are Not Alone
dLife gives members a place to connect and support each other. In the dLife Forum, visit the Men’s Room or discuss life as a parent of a child with diabetes. In the dLife Community, tell your story, share pictures, blog - there's so much you can do to meet others like you who are living with diabetes.
Diabetes is a tall order for anyone. Men have their own special issues they may face. Learn more about them and get the help you need.
Still in need of a gift for dad? dLife has some suggestions. Take a look here.
Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08
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This morning it wasn’t the sun, the wind, or the birds that woke me up. It was the soft, insistent vibrating of a medical device urging me to check my blood sugar. Opening my eyes, still safely under the covers, I checked my blood sugar with a meter smaller than a deck of cards, calibrated my continuous glucose monitor, and then glanced at my insulin pump — which reminded me that today was the day I needed to change my infusion set. My dLife is pretty high tech. And I’m...