Yay! New TuD format, time for a new bio! An off-the-cuff rambling of thoughts off the top of my head.
I joined TuD (or is it just Tu?) in 2008 -- about a year and a half after starting on my first insulin pump. After much reluctance, I decided to use a pump when I learned my first child was about to be born. I now had to stay healthy not only for myself, but also for a child who depended on me. (My wife, who is amazing with my diabetes and with everything else, depends on me in a sense, but she can do fine without me, as she did before we met). Joshua was born in February 2007. He and his brother Zachary, born in November 2011, are some of the biggest prides in my life.
I’ve had Type 1 diabetes since April of 1981, a month after I turned seven years old. I was just getting over the chicken pox at the time, and all of my first-grade classmates thought I was in the hospital for that. I’m amazed and thankful for all the advances in treatment since then.
Outside of D-related stuff, I’m a big hockey fan, and also used to play (before my pumping days). I’d love to get back into it, but I just can’t find the time, and I’ll need to experiment with where to put my pump.
I like to help out and educate people on D-related issues. While my professional career has nothing to do with diabetes whatsoever, I wish that it did. It would be much more fulfilling for my analytical, engineering mind to help people than to help machines.
I also host a diabetes-focused blog, Rolling in the D at rollinginthed.wordpress.com
There've been a lot of discussions here on Tu lately about being being motivated to take care of diabetes, finding the positives amid the struggles, and not giving up. It inspired me to write today's post on my blog, Rolling in the D. You can read it here:
(as an added temptation, there's also a picture there of me as a…Continue