We’ve talked to all sorts of athletes over the years, from skiers to swimmers to football players. But today, we are introducing our first-ever BMX racer! Matt Neal is 30 years old and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just a few years ago at age 28. Despite his fairly recent diagnosis, Matt isn’t letting diabetes slow him down. For those who are as unfamiliar with the sport as we are, BMX is short for…Read more »
Coming up any day now, for the first time ever, six swimmers with diabetes — all wearing Animas insulin pumps — will take part in a relay race across the English Channel!
The team is led by Mark Blewitt, an accomplished swimmer and marathon runner, along with five others: Matt Cox, Callum McGhee, Claire Duncan, Jake Glasby, Sara Gardiner. Starting in Dover, England, each team member will swim for an hour in a relay that…
Thanks to everyone who entered our most recent DMBooks giveaway for Phil Southerland’s new memoir, Not Dead Yet. We had over 45 entries! We’re pleased to announce that the winner is Ninoslav Raskovic — who turns out to be a marathon runner from Serbia!
Ninoslav is 36 years old and has lived with type 1 diabetes for 12 years. He is an accomplished athlete himself, and has finished six marathons and one ultramarathon. Wow!
Phil Southerland has guts.
Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age seven months, this competitive cyclist has never let anything stand in the way of his dreams and goals: not the competition, not a troubled childhood, not a leg injury, and certainly not a broken pancreas. He’s living out his life with perseverance and panache.
Phil Southerland is best known as the CEO of Team Type 1, the world’s first diabetic cycling team which rode…
Step right up, please, to our new diabetes advice column, Ask D’Mine.
Send us your diabetes questions! No matter how simple, strange, or possibly silly they might seem to you. There’s no such thing as a dumb D-question, they way we see it.
“Need help navigating life with diabetes? Email us at AskDMine@diabetesmine.com” (or you can send us your queries via Twitter)
By now you’ve gotten to know him, and we hope you love him…Read more »