7th Day of Diabadass: Meet Rob Howe

Meet Rob

You may know this Type-1 diabadass as the founder of Diabetics Doing Things — a podcast highlighting the amazing things people with diabetes accomplish on a daily basis.

“More often than not, people think T1D is this debilitating disease that takes away your hopes, dreams, and future. So I found myself thinking that someone should be telling the stories of the things people with Type 1 are doing outside of their diabetes.” – Rob Howe (DCH Interview, July 2016)

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Diabetics Doing Things

Rob was diagnosed on January 1, 2005 at the age of 16. Diabetics Doing Things was inspired by the excellent care and encouragement he received from the endocrine staff at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Rob hopes the stories told on Diabetics Doing Things simultaneously educate the general public and inspire those in our diabetes community to accomplish the goals they’ve set for themselves. Today, the DDT podcast has over 1,000 years of living with T1D and is approaching 100 episodes.

What Makes Rob so diabadass?

 After his diagnosis, Rob went on to graduate Valedictorian of his high school class. He attended the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs on a full basketball scholarship, and graduated with honors + a BS in Business. Following a marketing position for Team USA Boxing, Rob accepted a position on the Washington Generals professional basketball team for their 2012-13 season. He now acts as the co-founder and managing partner of Recreation Dallas and performs improv comedy at Dallas Comedy House in his free time. Not only that, he just recently launched his very own DDT-inspired hoodie! Athletic, passionate, funny and fashionable!? Rob is doing things… diabadass things.


  • Rob lives with his cat, Michael J. Fox 😸
  • Rob roots for the Miami Heat 🔥
  • Rob recently [basically] became the face of Medtronic’s 670g pump campaign (#strikeapose)

Want to know more? Follow Rob on Instagram and Twitter.



Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth

Mary Elizabeth is a Marketing and Communications Manager at One Drop and has been living with T1D for over 20 years.