I have a lovely family. In 2003, I met my wife and married her 5 months later. Almost exactly 1 year later, Tata was born. And in May of 2010, Squishy was born.
I was born in June of 1980. I was diagnosed with diabetes in December of 2005. I was diagnosed with ADHD in 2009.
I hope that my blog can help other diabetics see that they are not alone and they can still accomplish things despite the sugar coated roller coaster. I also hope that it helps people laugh. The idea is that this is my story as seen by me, and the red, italicized text is what I think my pancreas would have to say about the whole matter. I picture my pancreas as a fat, sarcastic man playing video games in the basement.
The last thing you should know, is that I have tried to avoid real names so far. They may slip eventually, but names are less important than the stories themselves. Below is a key to the names as they may be a little confusing at times:
Mamma is my wife. She was raised in Italy. Mamma is Italian for Momma and what our daughters call her. We try to speak Italian at home.
Tata is my oldest daughter. She was born in 2004 which will make her six this year. Tata means little girl in Italian. A nickname that stuck by accident now becomes her name in my blog.
Squishy is my youngest daughter. She was born in May of 2010. She is in the 99th percentile for height and weight for her age. Basically, she is tall and squishy so I call her squishy. For her sake, I hope that doesn’t stick.
Uncle Doctor is my wife’s uncle. He is a doctor. That’s all.
The Lawyer is my cousin. He is a lawyer. Thankfully, he only knows one person in each career field?
Aunt Nurse is my aunt who I thought was a nurse for many years and as it turns out, she is not.
The Time Keeper is my coworker who does all my scheduling.
I will be adding more names as I add more people to the blog. The idea is to stay away from using real names and make the identity thieves work for their money. Though if they steal your identity, the joke will be on them.