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  1. Sysy
    Sysy January 13, 2011 at 6:19 am | | Reply

    So glad they won :)

  2. Annie
    Annie January 13, 2011 at 8:05 am | | Reply

    Congratulations to you both! And thank you Amy for this interview. I love this show and want to go on it with my daughter. When I saw Nat was a T1 I was so encouraged—and of course, was pulling for Nat and Kat to win!

  3. Lorraine
    Lorraine January 13, 2011 at 8:45 am | | Reply

    What a wonderful inside look! I’m even more impressed and respectful of your accomplishment. Great job, Nat! You are a wonderful model and example to all people, not just those living with diabetes.

  4. Roselady
    Roselady January 13, 2011 at 10:39 am | | Reply

    My diabetic son is only 3, and it’s always so hard to go out for the day, trying to remember all the stuff we need to bring. I can’t imagine being gone so long and having to plan the way Nat did. I would be so afraid to forget something essential! Fun piece to read…

  5. Anne Findlay
    Anne Findlay January 13, 2011 at 11:26 am | | Reply

    awesome! and congrats!

  6. Barbara
    Barbara January 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm | | Reply

    Thank you so much–I was wondering when we’d all hear from Kat. Besides the big D challenges, Kat and Nat were the most positive, upbeat and friendly team on the show, and for that reason alone, they deserved to win! I was rooting for them the entire season…so happy to hear about some of the “insides” of the trip. Inspiring! As a type 1 myself, (48 yrs) my holy grail is to travel abroad with one suitcase! We always carry way too much!

  7. Erik
    Erik January 13, 2011 at 3:29 pm | | Reply

    Wow, great story!!

  8. Stefanie Bill
    Stefanie Bill January 13, 2011 at 8:41 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations! That’s awesome, you still work things even though you are diagnosed with diabetes. Keep up the good work! But always take care! I know you are doing the right thing but be careful not to have wounds.

  9. Marc Carillet
    Marc Carillet January 13, 2011 at 10:38 pm | | Reply

    I think when you have type 1 diabetes, you have to get really good at just imagining disasters.

  10. Barbara
    Barbara January 13, 2011 at 10:57 pm | | Reply

    As the mom of a T1 currently living in Ghana, W. Africa (one of the destinations that Kat and and Nat visited), I can attest to the hardships and difficulties gauging carbs on foreign foods and finding glucose tabs to combat a low, not to mention the heat that can play havoc on bgs. Terrific, inspiring story, thanks for sharing.

  11. Wendy
    Wendy January 13, 2011 at 11:39 pm | | Reply

    So inspired! Thank you for sharing your story…can’t wait to see what’s next! LOVE IT!

  12. Tracey Sykes
    Tracey Sykes January 14, 2011 at 12:38 am | | Reply

    You are a true inspiration Nat. My daughter was diagnosed with Diabetes when she was 6. (18 months ago). She watched you race every week and was so excited when you and Kat won. She knows now that having diabetes will not stop her from doing anything.

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  14. Noriani Hamid
    Noriani Hamid January 14, 2011 at 3:59 am | | Reply

    Thanks for the great interview.Nat really overcome her difficulties n she’s sure lucky to have Kat as a partner.I don’t think other partner would do such a great job.Congrats,Nat n Kat!!:))

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  16. Tania
    Tania January 14, 2011 at 9:23 pm | | Reply

    Nat’s efforts are certainly impressive but I wonder what her current A1C’s are like?

    Whether you are physician or not a person with type 1 Diabetes must always use “due diligence” to ensure blood sugar levels are always levelled to a normal range. However at times it is easier said than done however Nat has proved that you have to be the one controlling and managing your Diabetes not the reverse of having Diabetes controlling you.

    When I travel abroad or locally or at work, as a T1D I always pack for 2 people. I always make sure my Diabetes Supplies are always there when I need it, and Nat did just that.

    My congratulations to Nat and Kat.

  17. Lisa
    Lisa January 17, 2011 at 11:03 am | | Reply

    As a type 1 living in South America and traveling frequently, I am so inspired by this interview. I had no idea there was a type 1 on the show and to know that you not only conquered diabetes during a month of inconsistent schedules and constant stress, you won the competition! Congratulations!

    I hope that all kids (and adults, for that matter) hear this story and the message that a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes does not mean your world ends.

    Now, when I am down about having Diabetes or the difficulty of acquiring pump supplies in a foreign country, I can think of what you endured throughout the competition. You are inspirational. Thank you!

  18. Darren LeBlanc
    Darren LeBlanc January 19, 2011 at 10:16 am | | Reply

    I too am a type one diabetic on a paradigm 722 insulin pump and I know for a fact that if I went on that show I would have won too because if you can live with this disease there is not one thing you can’t accomplish.

  19. Brian
    Brian May 22, 2012 at 7:46 am | | Reply

    FYI – the second photo is Kat and Jill Haney…not Kat and Nat.

  20. Andrea Wilkinson
    Andrea Wilkinson May 23, 2012 at 3:29 pm | | Reply

    Our family liked Kat and Nat from the start of the race . . . and when I saw her testing her blood sugar or something, we rooted for them to win even more! It is truly inspiring to see these ladies win The Amazing Race, and for Kat to win it and not let her diabetes take over is truly amazing and inspiring! Thank you *so* much for your inspiration, example and encouragement! I’m coming up on my 38th year of living with diabetes and would absolutely *love* to go on The Amazing Race!

  21. Andrea Wilkinson
    Andrea Wilkinson May 23, 2012 at 4:02 pm | | Reply

    Our family liked Kat and Nat from the start of the race . . . and when I saw her testing her blood sugar or something, we rooted for them to win even more! It is truly inspiring to see these ladies win The Amazing Race, and for Nat to win it and not let her diabetes take over is truly amazing and inspiring! Thank you *so* much for your inspiration, example and encouragement! I’m coming up on my 38th year of living with diabetes and would absolutely *love* to go on The Amazing Race!

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