Steamfan
  • Male
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • United States
Online Now
Share on Facebook
Share Twitter

Steamfan's Friends

  • Fubar
  • James122501
  • Bailey
  • swisschocolate
  • Alicia
  • Eb
  • Jollymon
  • David (dns)
  • shoshana27
  • jrtpup
  • Richmatik
  • Corinna
  • Marie B
  • Lloyd
  • Kathy
 

Steamfan's Page

Latest Activity

Steamfan posted a photo

DSC_0020

The aftermath of Lily's first steps.
21 hours ago
Steamfan commented on Steamfan's blog post 'Another Ode to Lily'
"Thank you so much for the kind words for my efforts to share the joy of Lily with others :)"
Tuesday
A blog post by Steamfan was featured

Another Ode to Lily

I am, I think, the luckiest man on the planet. I am married to a woman whom I love and have loved for some 33 years now. I treasure the opportunity to be by her side every day. And almost every day we share the life, the love and the affection of the most wonderful child I have ever known, my beloved little Lily, my granddaughter, my tiny love.This small, kind, gentle little soul brings light and laughter, confusion and chaos and endless delight into our lives. Last night I sat with…See More
Monday
BBach commented on Steamfan's blog post 'Another Ode to Lily'
"I too, have a grand daughter named Lily, and she is 6 too. She is smart beyond my imagination. Excellent words of love Steamfan."
Monday
shoshana27 commented on Steamfan's blog post 'Another Ode to Lily'
"you are a poet with so much love & express it so well doug, i am happy knowing that you are happy hugs"
Monday
Ronda commented on Steamfan's blog post 'Another Ode to Lily'
"I think it is through our grandchildren that we can glimpse more at God's true blessings in life. I'm so glad you have her in your life so much. Makes me miss seeing my little grandblessings. :) Hugs"
Monday
Steamfan posted a blog post

Another Ode to Lily

I am, I think, the luckiest man on the planet. I am married to a woman whom I love and have loved for some 33 years now. I treasure the opportunity to be by her side every day. And almost every day we share the life, the love and the affection of the most wonderful child I have ever known, my beloved little Lily, my granddaughter, my tiny love.This small, kind, gentle little soul brings light and laughter, confusion and chaos and endless delight into our lives. Last night I sat with…See More
Monday
Kian commented on Steamfan's blog post 'Good Night, Little Angel'
"Love!!!"
Mar 14
Kathy liked Steamfan's blog post Good Night, Little Angel
Mar 4
Stoner commented on Steamfan's blog post 'Good Night, Little Angel'
"Sweetness!"
Mar 3
Dinesh liked Steamfan's blog post Good Night, Little Angel
Mar 3
FionaT1 liked Steamfan's blog post Good Night, Little Angel
Mar 3
shoshana27 commented on Steamfan's blog post 'Good Night, Little Angel'
"Doug you write like a poet beautiful!"
Mar 3
Steamfan posted a blog post

Good Night, Little Angel

My tired little angel headed for bed tonight, bleary eyed and sweet. I headed down to read to her a minute or two later and she was half awake, bundled into her favorite blankets. I sat on her bed with her chosen book and she climbed into my lap and burrowed her face into my chest and sighed. I began to read softly, one arm around her, one holding the book, and her breathing became soft and regular. I knew she was asleep, yet I continued to read. Tears welled up at the overwhelming joy of her…See More
Mar 2
Belle Étoilee liked Steamfan's blog post Twenty Five Gallons
Feb 13
Walesteacher-Lee left a comment for Steamfan
"as you are visiting wales i found this steam railway site for something you may like twww.breconmountainrailway.co.uko see!"
Feb 12

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Community
Date diagnosed
January 8, 1992
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
4.6% October 2013
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic 723
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://www.steamlocomotive.info

Steamfan's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Steamfan's Blog

Another Ode to Lily

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 5:27am 4 Comments

I am, I think, the luckiest man on the planet. I am married to a woman whom I love and have loved for some 33 years now. I treasure the opportunity to be by her side every day. And almost every day we share the life, the love and the affection of the most wonderful child I have ever known, my beloved little Lily, my granddaughter, my tiny love.

This small, kind, gentle little soul brings light and laughter, confusion and chaos and endless delight into our lives. Last night I sat with…

Continue

Good Night, Little Angel

Posted on March 2, 2014 at 9:01pm 3 Comments

My tired little angel headed for bed tonight, bleary eyed and sweet. I headed down to read to her a minute or two later and she was half awake, bundled into her favorite blankets. I sat on her bed with her chosen book and she climbed into my lap and burrowed her face into my chest and sighed. I began to read softly, one arm around her, one holding the book, and her breathing became soft and regular. I knew she was asleep, yet I continued to read. Tears welled up at the overwhelming joy of…

Continue

Twenty Five Gallons

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 5:00am 0 Comments

Some 21 years ago, someone in our family received a Lego kit (#6286) The Skull's Eye Schooner pirate ship. The kit had 953 parts. The kit was built, admired, played with minimally, disassembled and the parts thrown into a 25 gallon plastic bin, full to the brim with Lego pieces. Thank about that: 25 gallons of Lego pieces.

Now fast forward to 2013, Christmas time. Lily receives a Lego kit for Christmas and discovers that they are fun to assemble and have many creative play activities.…

Continue

My Beloved Little One

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 6:45pm 4 Comments

Last night I went to Lily's room to read her a bedtime story and she was already asleep, snuggled warmly in her little nest of blankets, her stuffed animal friends arrayed around her.

The tiny face that I so love still and calm, her back rising and falling with her breathing, and my heart was so full, so overwhelmed with the joy of her existence that I sat for a time, tears of joy streaming down my face and remembered.

All the Lilys I have known were there last night. The soft,…

Continue

Comment Wall (24 comments)

You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes

At 7:18am on February 12, 2014, Walesteacher-Lee said…

as you are visiting wales i found this steam railway site for something you may like twww.breconmountainrailway.co.uko see!

At 9:04am on January 29, 2014, James122501 said…
Congrats on being this weeks featured member!
At 7:17pm on January 27, 2014, Linda G said…

♥ BRAVO on being a FEATURED MEMBER Doug ♥

At 5:32pm on January 27, 2014, rick phillips said…

Steamfan congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 8:43am on December 11, 2013, Marie B said…

http://video.bobdylan.com/desktop.html

be sure to use the up and down arrows on the "tv" to flip between channels.

btw, your blog on Christmas Memories was featured in our recent newsletter - congrats!

hope you feel much better soon.

At 6:01pm on December 9, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Hey Doug I hear you are feeling a little poorly. I thought I would drop in and offer GET WELL SOON Wishes.

At 5:47pm on October 8, 2013, Lloyd said…
Doug, my answering service AKA Clare tells me you lost your phone.

605-949-1470 Up until midnight or call tomorrow.
At 8:30am on September 11, 2013, Kathy said…

Doug, we are having a meetup when Lloyd comes to town. It will be Sat Oct 5 at the same Panera. Slightly different time - commencing at 10 a.m. Hope you can make it.

At 7:37pm on September 3, 2013, Kathy said…


Hey, brother Doug - why is it that people with diabetes are extremely good looking? (Must be a linked gene....)

At 1:10pm on August 23, 2013, Kathy said…

Hey, so glad you can come! We are supposedly also having a couple of other new people.
I will watch for you and do my best to make you feel welcome!!

 
 
 

Advertisement



REsources

From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

FDA Docket Extended! We Need You.

If you are new to diabetes advocacy in the traditional sense of the word, you may be thinking, “What the heck is a docket!?” I certainly was the first twenty times I heard it (yes it took that long). For Read on! →

An Open Letter from @AskManny, @DiabetesHF to @NYTRosenthal, @NYTimes

Dear Ms. Rosenthal: I am a person living with type 1 diabetes since the age of 30. I am also the President and co-Founder of the Diabetes Hands Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at connecting and mobilizing the diabetes community. Seeing Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Heather Gabel
(Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator
Bradford (has type 1)

Administrators
Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)

Gary (has type 2)

David (dns) (type 2)

 

LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word

Loading…

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service