Sports · Type 1 Diabetes

First and Goal: Never Give Up On Your Dreams! By Jake Byrne

First and Goal: What Football Taught Me About Never Giving Up Jake Byrne dreamed of playing professional football. He had the size, the talent, the drive…but at age 14, he found out he also had type 1 diabetes. Still, Jake was determined to reach his goal. And God was determined to guide and empower him… Continue reading First and Goal: Never Give Up On Your Dreams! By Jake Byrne

Sports · Type 1 Diabetes

Thanks to Novo Nordisk for a Great Time-Again

Our family was treated to a wonderful day at the Madison Mallard’s baseball game. The day was sponsored by Novo Nordisk, they make NovoLog insulin. They provided free tickets to the game, a tailgate with food, drinks, gift bags for all, including a new Mallard’s baseball cap. Since Novo Nordisk offered the American Diabetes Association… Continue reading Thanks to Novo Nordisk for a Great Time-Again

Sports · Type 1 Diabetes

Why is that kid’s body squealing??

Joey loves sports, almost all of my posts talk about him playing in a sport, and most talk about Joey overcoming the challenges that having type 1 diabetes present with sports. This day was no different.  Joey’s basketball team was in a tournament where they lost their first game, won their second, so put them… Continue reading Why is that kid’s body squealing??

Sports · Tony · Type 1 Diabetes

Crusader’s, Jr. Crusader’s, Packer’s, Badger’s and of course the Saints!

August brings football to our household.  Tony conditions and weight lifts all summer with his teammates,  Joey starts to get ready right before the season starts.  August 1st, Joey reports for his first practice, with helmet on.  August 7th Tony’s “official” season begins. We ordered Tony’s new football helmet from the Riddell Rep 2 weeks… Continue reading Crusader’s, Jr. Crusader’s, Packer’s, Badger’s and of course the Saints!