Having a dad with diabetes is a blessing and a curse. I’m thankful to
have family with some knowledge of the disease. And sadly, I’ve seen
what can happen without proper care. It’s a nightmare to watch him go
through his many health challenges and wonder if that would one day be me.
Luckily, the disease has helped us grow together. For over 20 years,
he watched me grow up and find success in my career. Today, my job as
a Diabetes Care Specialist allows me to learn, and share with him,
knowledge that helps us both take better care of ourselves. And most
importantly, he’s spending time with his first grandchild, my son Lincoln.
I hope the day never comes that I have to tell Lincoln to do better
than I have, like my dad told me. Regardless, my father and I will
continue to learn to manage our diabetes, keep up the fight, and never complain.