There are many, many, d-moms out here but the simple truth is that for every child with diabetes, there is a dad.
I have the honor to moderate the Dad’s discussion group at the Children with Diabetes conferences. I cannot tell you how much Dads have to say, they do, and their thirst for knowledge is monumental. I have a very interesting, unscientific, fact to share. Years and years ago I did a survey. Quite a few people answered it.
The number one answer from the d-moms about their spouses was that they wished they did more for their child with diabetes. Ready for this: The number one answer from d-dads was that they wish their partner’s would let them do more to help with their child’s diabetes.
And there is the great divide.
I’m absolutely convinced that d-dads have just as much to say about dealing with diabetes as moms do. Different? Yes. But they have much to say and many questions they want answered.
Tim Brands is quiet man. He has three daughters and two have diabetes. He is pictured with his family above. Although quiet, don’t let that fool you; Tim gets it done. He is a man who reacts to where he is and he will tell you in his own words that he never expected to have a blog, or to think that he would start a FB page to help dads, but he did:
If you are a d-dad or have diabetes and are a dad, I encourage you to join this FB page. Men have different needs, the same needs, frustrations, fears, and anger just like everyone else. I encourage people to share with others the link above.
Support is for everyone, and should be taken advantage by everyone……..don’t assume everything is okay. I would ask that we leave this page for the d-dads and d-dads you should be active on the page. It will help us and you will be able to help.
The greatest title in the world; DAD. Tim has created something so needed and I tip my hat to him. Let’s talk, let’s all talk; click the link above and join today.
I am a diabetes dad.
Please visit my Diabetes Dad FB Page and hit ‘like’.