Growing up as a CWD (child with diabetes), some of my favorite memories are of diabetes camp. Just like regular camp, we had swimming, arts & crafts, and singing around campfires. But we also had “checks & shots,” carb counts for all our food, and midnight and 3 a.m. wake-up calls for testing glucose levels. Being surrounded by other kids with diabetes made me feel less alone and less different, which is vitally important — especially…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 »
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 »