Randall and Emma Barker, father and adult daughter, stand next to each other

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/25549683/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/3e9ccc/” width=”100%” scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_540_Final_Randall_Emma_Barker_Eyes.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”25549683″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /] Dad and daughter, Randall and Emma Barker, were diagnosed at the same age (ten) and have a few other coincidences around their experiences with T1D. They have a close relationship and this week, they share their story.

The Barkers are here to talk about eye health – we get help from the American Diabetes Association’s Dr. Laura Hieronymus to talk about treatment and prevention of complications, which Randall has. But we also talk about what it’s been like for Emma to watch her father live with type 1 and then be diagnosed herself and Randall shares his own feelings of guilt.. and pride. This is a good one.

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