After a diabetes diagnosis people often wonder how it will impact their daily life. One of the top questions is:will I be able to still play sports and exercise like I used to? Today let’s hear from just a few of our very active athletes with diabetes and hear they’re inspiring stories – along with a few tips for those who might be just beginning their journey with diabetes and sports/exercise.
Nick shares how he’s chasing his dream of competing in the Olympics as a ski racer and shares some helpful tips on keeping his pump warm and dry while he’s on the slopes.
Vince never imagined himself a runner or an athlete. But today, he not only juggles diabetes, parenting, family life and his job as a high school principal….he’s also running 10K races! Find out what inspired his change.
Jonathan managed his teen years with diabetes and became a star baseball pitcher. He shares his inspiring story and helpful tips for other young athletes on how he manages his glucose levels on game days vs. practice days.
Registered Dietitian and Medtronic Diabetes Clinical Manager, Nancy Lea, knows how important exercise is to one’s well-being, including people living with type 1 diabetes. She addresses some of the most common concerns about exercising with type 1 diabetes and an insulin pump.
John was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 30 years ago. After diagnosis he became involved with the ADA and started riding in their Tour de Cure events. John found a real sweet spot for diabetes control with exercise and food, and shares how his CGM plays a role in it all.
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