Happy December 1, All! ‘Tis the season… and though diabetes might not seem like your typical inspiration for the holidays, there are a surprising number of D-related gifts that actually work — from hilarious T-shirts, to blue jewelry, to various aids for getting healthy. Our second annual DBMine Holiday Gift Guide has plenty of ways to incorporate a little diabetes fun into your gift-giving, and many of these options give yet again by supporting diabetes…Read more »
Many of you are familiar with Phil Southerland’s incredible non-profit organization, Team Type 1, which for the past several years has been dedicated to proving that people with diabetes can do just about anything. How about a grueling 3,000-mile run across America, from San Diego to New York City? They nailed it! And we got their triumphant arrival on video.
As a little background: Team Type 1 began as a simple gathering of competitive cyclists…
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 »
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…