49 Responses

  1. Geannie
    Geannie May 2, 2011 at 7:29 am |

    WOW! Can’t wait to read this! “DMBooks”!!

  2. Casabby
    Casabby May 2, 2011 at 7:36 am |

    Sounds like a fabulous story. Would love to win the book and thus say “DMBooks”. I don’t know how to make it bold, so I hope this is okay.

  3. Laura Takach
    Laura Takach May 2, 2011 at 7:38 am |

    Hi! I’m a T1 for 21 years (since 6) and am VERY interested in reading this book! It’s a particularly relevant topic for me, as I’m running my first 1/2 marathon in a few weeks, in a large part to prove to myself that I can do anything with T1. I was always petrified of the lows during extensive exercise and made excuses of why I couldn’t do it. But I’m pretty sick of thinking like that, so I’m working to overcome that. I’m really enjoying the training and long runs, and hope to well on race day! I got the “Diabetic Athlete Handbook” and would love to read more about how to balance diabetes/exercise!


  4. Mike Walker
    Mike Walker May 2, 2011 at 7:40 am |

    These guys on team type 1 are awesome!! They are proof that just because someone has diabetes doesn’t mean that we can’t do anything we put our minds to. These guys are a great motivation for the rest of us. DMBooks

  5. Kristin
    Kristin May 2, 2011 at 7:54 am |


    I need a little inspiration these days, trying to deal with a new leukemia med that is causing my blood sugars to skyrocket. Sounds like there is plenty of inpiration found in this book. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Vanessa
    Vanessa May 2, 2011 at 7:58 am |

    This book sounds awesome for my teenage son, diagnosed at 2 years old. He is an amazing kid, but sometimes needs a little “inspiration” like I think this book would provide. I especially liked the part that he owes a lot to his MOM! I sure hope my son feels this way when he is older! DMBooks

  7. susan f.
    susan f. May 2, 2011 at 8:18 am |

    As I kick up my workout routine into high gear, it is always inspiring to read of others who have found athletic success. We need more diabetic role models. I used to always say to never say ‘can’t’ to a diabetic child. Where there is a will,there is a way. You may have a harder time achieving whatever it is you want to achieve, but it CAN be done. (DMBooks)

  8. Brian
    Brian May 2, 2011 at 8:33 am |

    Can’t wait to read it!


  9. Elaine Miller
    Elaine Miller May 2, 2011 at 8:38 am |

    Sounds like a fabulous book. I would
    love for my 20 year old to read this. (DMBooks)

  10. Craige McKenna
    Craige McKenna May 2, 2011 at 8:38 am |

    Way to go Phil!

  11. Cary
    Cary May 2, 2011 at 8:49 am |


    Glad to see Phil telling his story – as it’s a normal story of growing up and living as best as you can. It’s too bad he had to stop racing — but he is the perfect face and voice for TT1. Every few months you can see TT1 pushing further to their TdF goal.

    CAROL ANN UNTERHORST May 2, 2011 at 9:03 am |

    I would love to read this book. My son was diagnosed with type 1 at 13 years old. He is now 24 and has just completed his 2nd Cape epic mountain bike race. I am in awe of his achievements (acts just like the team type 1 guys) In fact, I think he should get a job there!!! Check his website on
    I would love to give him the book (once I am finished with it)

  13. Mike
    Mike May 2, 2011 at 9:25 am |

    I really want to read this book!


  14. Judi
    Judi May 2, 2011 at 9:34 am |

    DMBooks. I would love to read this book. I was diagnosed with T1 53 years ago this month. As a child a nurse told me I wouldn’t live to see the age of 21. More than once I’ve said, “Well, I’m not dead yet” to a medical person telling me how wrong I’ve been taking care of myself.

  15. Carrie Carson
    Carrie Carson May 2, 2011 at 10:24 am |

    Just the other day I was telling my husband that I wanted this book for mother’s day, along with a new pair of cycling shoes. I think he remembered the shoes, but forgot about the book ;) I am a cyclist and read about Team Type 1 and Phil’s story years ago in a Bycling Magazing article. I was impressed, but it wasn’t until several years later when my own little boy (age 18 months at the time) was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes that I was not just impressed, but blown away by what these inspirational athletes have accomplished.
    Thanks for the opportunity at this great give-away! I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

  16. Meri
    Meri May 2, 2011 at 11:35 am |

    DMBooks! DMBooks! DMBooks! A successful athlet with a great relationship with his mom? I’m so in!

  17. Courtney
    Courtney May 2, 2011 at 11:43 am |

    A true inspiration to all of us cyclists with T1. Go Phil!


  18. Dylan St. John
    Dylan St. John May 2, 2011 at 12:02 pm |

    DMBooks – looking forward to reading more about his story!!

  19. Bridgid
    Bridgid May 2, 2011 at 12:45 pm |

    What an inspiration! Would love this (for me :) ) and for my son, diagnosed at 20 months. Go DMBooks!

  20. Nina
    Nina May 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm |


    I don’t have anything to say but I would love to read this book.

  21. AZSarah
    AZSarah May 2, 2011 at 6:24 pm |

    I stumbled onto this blog and appreciated the review. As someone recently diagnosed with T1 at age 29 — and totally surprised and confused as a health conscious, v. athletic and fit person, with no family history — it’s been a life-changing experience. I’ve been putting in more hours on my bike to doctors appts and nutritionists and can personally relate to the power of exercise physically and mentally. I look forward to reading it. “DMBooks”

  22. Rob
    Rob May 2, 2011 at 6:30 pm |

    Can’t wait to read the book! (DMBooks)

  23. Penny
    Penny May 2, 2011 at 6:51 pm |

    DM books
    Sounds like a great story. There is so much to learn from every person with T1.

  24. Auntly H
    Auntly H May 2, 2011 at 8:29 pm |

    I met Phil last year at the Nature Valley Grand Prix in St. Paul. I was a very dorky fan who couldn’t resist saying hi when I found myself walking right by him after the crit. He was so kind and gracious. Can’t wait to read the book and a signed DMBooks copy would be frosting on the cupcake!

  25. Jane K
    Jane K May 2, 2011 at 8:43 pm |

    Phil S. is an inspiration and I look forward to reading his DMBooks!! Thanks for sharing this message of hope and truth for all with diabetes – we can accomplish our dreams!

  26. Kirsten
    Kirsten May 2, 2011 at 10:02 pm |

    I am going to Amazon now to order this book for my T1 14 year old son.. He is a 3 sport athlete and will enjoy reading about Phil’s life and hopefully find inspiration from his dedication to sports and his health. If I win a book too we will share it with other T1 friends.. Great article!

  27. Hugo
    Hugo May 3, 2011 at 12:52 am |

    We should all learn from this idea “that diabetes can be beaten into submission”. We have the power to do so. DMBooks.

  28. Scully
    Scully May 3, 2011 at 4:30 am |

    Hey you, DMBooks…. I’m dying for a copy of this!

  29. kdroberts
    kdroberts May 3, 2011 at 7:44 am |

    Sounds like an interesting book. DMBooks.

  30. Michael Ratrie
    Michael Ratrie May 3, 2011 at 10:43 am |


    Hmmm…could this become a new DOC greeting? Kind of a code word to let others know you are in the “club”?

    Phil, great, great story, thank you for putting it into words.


  31. Lauren
    Lauren May 3, 2011 at 11:48 am |


    Sounds awesome! I blog about how much I love diabetes stories! This would be awesome! Thank you!!

  32. Roger Acker-Wolfhagen
    Roger Acker-Wolfhagen May 3, 2011 at 11:56 am |

    Phil “DMBooks” Southerland absolutely ROCKS! I hope to meet my hero someday before I die. I’ll add that to my bucket list.

  33. TARRA
    TARRA May 3, 2011 at 12:44 pm |

    This will be a fantastic read for my son, a type 1 since age 3. He’s now almost 10 and just starting to feel the full effect of his illness after 7 long years. DMBooks.

  34. TARRA
    TARRA May 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm |

    DMBooks…..great book for my son who is 9 and has been type 1 since age 3. He’s had some struggles lately and this may be a source of inspiration.

  35. Stellasmom
    Stellasmom May 3, 2011 at 2:23 pm |

    DMBooks — We’re already huge Phil fans in our house. He was the keynote speaker at our local JDRF Gala dinner and his message was so inspiring, so full of hope, so exciting. Would love the book!

  36. Jerry Nairn
    Jerry Nairn May 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm |

    Should be quite a story.

  37. Zita
    Zita May 4, 2011 at 9:44 am |

    I’ve been following Phil’s tweets and would like to read this book (DMBooks) and share it with my son who has Type 1 Diabetes so he can read Phil’s words for himself about beating diabetes into submission!

  38. Caroline
    Caroline May 4, 2011 at 12:23 pm |

    DMBooks! Phil is a huge inspiration to me as a diabetic athlete, and I can’t wait to hear his story!

  39. Courtney
    Courtney May 5, 2011 at 6:50 am |

    I would love to read this book! DMBooks

  40. Gillian Forsyth
    Gillian Forsyth May 5, 2011 at 8:36 am |

    I cannot wait to read this book. I’m currently training for my first ironman and could use the inspiration to get through training with diabetes. (DMBooks). I think team type 1 is amazing!

  41. Emily B
    Emily B May 5, 2011 at 11:50 am |

    Would really like to read this. Just a few weeks after my son was diagnosed, Phil came in to his endo’s office to speak to a group of CWDs. He was really the first person with diabetes we met and got to speak with. Quite an inspiration.
    Thanks for the chance for a giveaway!

  42. David Downs
    David Downs May 5, 2011 at 2:01 pm |

    I’m meeting the TT1 guys at an “STL Dawn Phenom” event in St. Louis next Wednesday. I’d love to read Phil’s book too … DMBooks.

  43. Joe
    Joe May 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm |

    Being newly diagnosed, I’d like to win this “DMbooks”. (I know you shouldn’t use a plural there.)

  44. Audrie Eckerle
    Audrie Eckerle May 5, 2011 at 3:06 pm |

    I am trying so hard to do better managing my diabetes. I really enjoyed the books I have recieved thus far. I would love to win this one also. Nothing beats DMBooks

  45. egoodnow
    egoodnow May 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm |

    I had the opportunity to hear Phil speak at a T1 support group. He is such an inspiration and I would love to win the book from DMBooks so I can read it and share it with my son.

  46. Ninoslav
    Ninoslav May 6, 2011 at 1:02 am |

    This guys are great inspiration for all of us! I just can’t wait to read the book!! ?DMBooks?

  47. aza
    aza May 6, 2011 at 12:14 pm |

    DMbooks! I really want to get a copy!

  48. Misty Parent
    Misty Parent May 7, 2011 at 6:49 pm |

    What a inspiring story.It sounds like my son Cody, hes been diabitic since he was 8 months old. Stories like this help him to relize that he is not alone and not any diffrent then someone w/out DM(DM BOOKs). Its very helpfull for him and me to see that others live a fullfilled life w/ dm. Thank you for yout story.

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