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.
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.
Do You Have Low T?
Studies suggest that between 20-64% of men with diabetes have low testosterone. Take this quiz to find out if you should talk to your doctor about Low T.
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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Salmon with Watercress Puree Ginger Flavored Beef Stew and Vegetables Balsamic Sauteed Mushrooms Sweet and Savory Salad (Gluten-Free) Oriental Broccoli Vegetable Wild Rice Soup Mixed Garden Casserole Mushroom Stuffed Sweet Peppers Anise-Jam Ribbons Tuna Mushroom Quiche
My diabetes is changing. Until a few years ago, my morning readings were reasonable and within the desired range of under 100 mg/dl. About two years ago, they started slipping upwards into the less-desirable but apparently not-worrisome range of 100-110 mg/dl. Now, this was what was recorded by my Abbott Freestyle Lite meter, which is known to record at the lower end of the home-glucometer variability range, but with my A1c firmly in the high 5s and low 6s, the meter's tendency to...