For our Tandem Blog series, Making Lemonade from Lemons, we’ll profile people with diabetes (PWD) who’ve squeezed lemons from the diagnosis of diabetes and made lemonade - they exemplify this expression. This one features a family affair! Sean Oser, a family medicine physician and diabetes researcher has had type 1 diabetes (T1D) for over 30 years. Sean’s daughter, Jessica, a fraternal twin, now 17, has had T1D for over 10 years.
We are pleased to share that our t:slim X2™ insulin pump with Basal-IQ® technology will be used by long-distance runner Don Muchow on his #T1Determined Type 1 Diabetes Run Across America. Starting February 1, 2020, Muchow will attempt to become the fastest person with type 1 diabetes ever to run across the Continental United States.
Don Muchow started running in 2004 after a laser treatment for diabetes-related retinopathy. Running was a cheap way to start being active. Once he got going, he needed a community of other people with type 1 diabetes to learn from and exchange ideas about exercise. He started the Diabetes & Exercise Alliance. In March 2019, with support from that community and his wife, Leslie, Don ran across Texas -- 850 miles in 27 days. He set a FKT by 2.5 days.
Author Ben Tzeel shares how the session “Everyday Management of T1D Through the Lens of Adventure,” presented by Peter Nerothin at the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Conference in Orlando, FL, opened his mind to a whole new world of possibilities and reasons for why challenging ourselves can help us live our best life.
After years away from the slopes, Matt Vande Vegte returned. This time with an insulin pump!
Matt Vande Vegte (FTF Warrior) is a certified personal trainer, nutritionist, and person with type 1 diabetes whose goal in life is to help people with diabetes around the world live their lives fearlessly. Here he shares his experience updating his t:slim X2 insulin pump with Basal-IQ technology while on vacation with his wife Lisa.
Chloe was an ice skater before she began living with diabetes. And even though all she could do was cry after she was diagnosed, now she says that not much has changed in her life since then.
Morgan and her identical twin sister, Megan, studied in Tanzania through a University of Georgia study abroad program. They extended their trip to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro with classmates and their professor before heading home to the U.S. Here she shares the secrets to summiting successfully.
Results from a recent survey by the American Diabetes Association show that the diabetes camp experience has a positive and lasting effect on how young people view themselves and their diabetes.