Inspiration

  • Video: Kerri

    Contributor: Kerri; www.sixuntilme.com

    Connection: Person with type 1 diabetes

    Standout Quote: “We can do this; I know that we can. We can master this monster; we can draft up a plan. Or just fumble through days we’re unsure how to weather; the point is – we’re in this, and we’re in this together.”

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  • Video: Josh Bliel

     

    Contributor: Josh Bliel; community spokesperson for the Indianapolis Colts

    Connection: No known personal connection to diabetes; Iraq war veteran with double leg amputation.

    Quote: “It was a big realization for me that other people deal with things too, and it’s normal. It’s okay to feel angry.”

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  • Video: Steve

     

    Contributor: Steve Richert; livingvertical.org

    Connection: Adult with type 1 diabetes

    Quote: “My biggest challenge has always been staying positive and keeping my mind focused on what I want and what I want to do, as opposed to what I’m afraid of and what I’m worried about. If I can climb a mountain and live with diabetes, you can pursue your passion [too]. Don’t let diabetes stop you.”

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  • Video: Team Type 1 (Matt and Morgan)

     

    Contributors: Matt and Morgan; teamtype1.org

    Connection: Athletes with type 1 diabetes

    Quote: “Don’t change anything you did before diagnosis. Try to live life normally, and get back to your normal life as soon as possible.”

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  • Video: Team Type 1 (Across America)

    Contributors: Tom Kingery, Brian Foster, and Phil Southerland; www.teamtype1.org

    Connection: Athletes with type 1 diabetes

    Standout Quote: “I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was 7 months old. They said I’d be dead or blind by 25 – I’m not dead yet. I’m not done yet. All of Team Type 1 raced their bikes [across America] for you. If they can do it, YOU can do it.”

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  • Video: Jay

    Contributor: Jay Hewitt; Ironman triathlete and 3-time member of U.S. National Team for Long Course Triathlon;  www.finishlinevision.com

    Connection: Person with type 1 diabetes

    Standout Quote: “There’s been a lot of things that people have said that you can’t do with Type 1 diabetes… but if I can do it, you can do it.”

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  • Video: Kris

    Contributor: Kris Freeman; elite U.S. cross-country skier, four-time Olympic athlete; http://krisfreeman.net/

    Connection: Person with type 1 diabetes

    Standout Quote: “Having this disease [...] does not have to get in the way of going after your dreams and aspirations.”

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  • Video: Ben

     http://www.benkoelkerphoto.com/ria/ShizVidz-2011030702.swf

    Contributor: Ben; @benkoelkerphoto

    Connection: Person with type 1 diabetes

    Standout Quote: “I’m not slowing down for anything.”

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  • Video: Team Type 1 (Tour de Suisse in Fiss, Austria)

    Link to video (on Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150211663483183

    Contributors: Javier Megias and members of Team Type 1 (professional racing team)

    Connection: People with type 1 diabetes

    Standout Quote: “If you have diabetes, you can ride in this race.”

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  • Podcast: Janice

    Podcast can be heard here: http://www.divshare.com/download/15076007-e18

    Contributor: Janice

    Connection: Person with type 1 diabetes; Joslin 50-year medalist (has lived with insulin-dependent diabetes for at least 50 years)

    Standout Quote: “It hasn’t been an easy trip, but it’s been a wonderful one. [...] I’m very grateful to medical science for all of the discoveries that have helped me to live with type 1 for 56 years. I want everyone to know that it is most certainly worth the effort to try to take care of yourself, because life is wonderful and we should enjoy every moment of it that we have. You can do it; you can get through the hard times.”

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