Ok, so I used to write a lot. I actually get a lot of enjoyment of putting words down on the proverbial paper. Now, have I made time to actually sit down and write in recent years. No. I have seen over the last several months how blogging has given my beautiful wife a release, and so, I think I am going to give it a try. As you can read from the title, I am a D-dad. Doubly so, in that I have diabetes as well as my now 18 month old son. To say that things have been hectic since his Dx would be an understatement. Prior to February of this year, diabetes was an inconvenience that I dealt with on my own because I didn't want to trouble my wife with the details. I was dignosed as an adult in 2004. It was quite a shock because I was actually diagnosed after I had lost 50 pounds.
I had always been a little overweight. Chubby was just the way it was. So gearing up for my 10 year high school reunion, I started spinning. Now, I had worked out in the past, but nothing prepared me for spinning. They are some hard core bike riders. Well, 7 months, and 50 pounds later, I felt horrible. I was always thirst, peeing 3-4 times a night, and the kicker was my eyes. I could see better with my contacts out. I was so dehydrated that it had changed the curvature of my eyes. My eye doctor caught it, and sent me to have my blood sugar checked immediately, and it was 550.
Fast forward 6 years, and now I have an infant with Type 1. He has a very protective older brother as well. Now I have to take better care of myself as I am his role model. I don't know why I wasn't doing it before. Now we don't do anything where D is not a factor. It doesn't rule our lives, but it always comes along for the ride. Well, lets be honest, sometimes it drives and we just have to hold on, but what can you do :)