Rob Howe is a Type-1 Diabetic living in Dallas Texas. Diagnosed on January 1st, 2005 at the age of 16, Rob was the recipient of excellent care from the incredible endocrine staff of Children's Medical Center of Dallas. They assured him that as long as he took care of his health, he could achieve all the goals he had for his life.
After graduating as the Valedictorian of his High School class, Rob went on to receive a full collegiate scholarship to the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs to play basketball, and graduated with honors 4 years later with a Bachelor of Science in Business. Following graduation, Rob started his career in the marketing world at USA Boxing, working through the 2012 London Olympic Games. In the fall of 2013 Rob accepted an offer to play professional basketball for the Washington Generals against the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters on their 2012-13 World Tour and fulfill his lifelong dream of playing pro basketball.
Diabetics Doing Things was born out of the idea that not everyone receives the same kind of treatment during diagnosis that Rob received at Children's. Those people need to hear stories of their Diabetic peers who are out in the world living their lives and accomplishing the goals they've set for themselves. Through the telling of each other's stories, Rob hopes that Diabetics Doing Things will become a community built on encouragement, positivity, and hope for everyone with Type-1, while educating the general public on the hopes, struggles and thoughts of the Type-1 Diabetic community.
Rob is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Recreation Dallas, a boutique social and digital agency in Dallas Texas, while teaching and performing improv comedy at the Dallas Comedy House in his free time.He is 28 and lives near Downtown Dallas with his cat, Michael J. Fox.