I've interviewed athletes, musicians, artists, and even acrobats with type 1 diabetes. But Nat Strand "takes the cake," if you'll excuse the expression. She's a 31-year-old anesthesiologist who, along with fellow doctor and friend Kat Chang, won the 2010 reality TV Amazing Race competition, which challenges two-person teams to race across the globe in a frenzied international scavenger hunt with just one backpack each and very little money. Contestants travel by bus, hot air balloon…Read more »
People with diabetes have to combat a myriad of myths and misconceptions. Among the most prevalent is the idea that people with type 2 diabetes are "fat and lazy" individuals who "brought it on themselves." While obesity and lifestyle can certainly contribute to a type 2 diabetes diagnosis, it is by no means a catch-all requirement.
That's why the story of John Anderson, a life-long athlete with type 2 diabetes, is so intriguing. John is…
* Part 3 of a three-part guest series on Diabetes & Exercise*
Diagnosed with Type 1 nine years ago, David Weingard has committed himself to "navigating the challenges of this condition for my health and for the benefit of my family." He's a veteran of numerous running events and triathlons (including the infamous Ironman). He's also committed to supporting the diabetes community by sharing what he's learned — so much so that he dropped his…
* Part 1 of a three-part guest series on Diabetes & Exercise *
Dr. Matthew Corcoran is a clinical endocrinologist, a CDE, and a self-proclaimed diabetes-exercise freak. He's the founder of Diabetes Training Camp, which was featured in Newsweek a couple of years ago. Today, he shares his expert tips for working out hard without crashing hard. Maybe get out your pencil and prepare to take notes...?
A Guest Post by Matt Corcoran, MD, CDE…Read more »
In between the D-blogger meetup and all the other great sessions at the Diabetes Research Institute's annual conference on Saturday, I popped into David Weingard's session on Diabetes and Exercise.
David and his wife run Fit4D, a New-York based "personalized diabetes coaching" service that recently announced a partnership with Bayer. "Fit4D coaches provide you with continuous support in helping you achieve your health, fitness, weight loss, diabetes management and quality of life goals." This all…