When children are born, the hopes and dreams of their parents are also born. A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes can seem to derail those dreams. On September 1, 2013, after 24 years living with type 1 diabetes, my daughter Marissa realized her dream of becoming a mother, making Brenda and I grandparents. Marissa, her baby boy, and husband Adam are doing well. It's a great thing to be a grandparent. And it's a great thing to pursue your dreams.