Thursday, June 16, 2011


Kim over at the Texting My Pancreas blog has challenged the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) to create video clips for her "You Can Do This Project."

The very best submission is from Ginger Vieira. World Class Power Lifter. Blogger. PWD (person with diabetes). Daughter.

She tells us how her dad would continually coach her to A-I-O. Which means the following:
A= Adapt
I= Improvise
O= Overcome

Ginger is strong and full of resolve. It's pretty evident that she gets alot of it from her dad. It reminds me that this is an important role for a father of a kid with type 1 diabetes. We need to teach our children how to be tough. How to keep pushing on. How to overcome.

Not just strong. Daddy Strong.

Here's her cool video, which I hope you take 3 minutes to watch:

Bonus: If you have a daughter, be sure to check out this book, by Meg Meeker, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know.

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