JDRF Kids Compete at Medtronic Jr. Cup

Insulin pumps and test strips were just as common as shin pads and cleats on the pitch at the Medtronic Junior Cup. The sixth annual event, held August 24 to 26 at Switzerland’s La Pontaise Olympic Stadium in Lausanne, brought together 132 children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who represented 12 countries in an international […]

Making a Big Splash

By Julie Mettenburg   On July 12, Gary Hall Jr. will be inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame at the Harris Theater in Chicago. It’s a fitting honor for this athlete who has shattered records along with barriers for athletes with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Hall was diagnosed with T1D in March 1999 […]

Spring Training: Gear up, get out, go for the gold

by Kevin Gault When springtime rolls around, athletes and other active people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have to do more than buy new running shoes, repair a bike, or search for a baseball glove in the basement. Many athletes with T1D agree that there are important considerations about managing the disease during strenuous activity. […]

Ask A Parent: Getting Your Child Back in the Game

Q: Since his diagnosis two months ago, my 12-year-old son has been more and more frequently sitting on the sidelines during his sports games and school gym classes because he’s anxious about highs and lows. We want to encourage him to participate as he always did before his diagnosis. What can we tell him and […]

From Type 1 to IronMan: A Triathlete's Journey

From Type 1 to IronMan: A Triathlete's Journey

Edward Liebowitz’s diagnosis with type 1 diabetes couldn’t have come at a worse time. In April of 2007, at age 27, he had just been rejected from all of the graduate schools that he applied to and his confidence was at an all-time low. He realized he had a decision to make: He could either […]

New Sports Camp for Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

Swimming. Carb counting. Bicycling. Blood sugar tests. Sounds like a summer camp for kids with type 1 diabetes, right? But this camp is different. It’s for adults with type 1. Designed for those with type 1 diabetes who consider fitness a priority, “Stroke, Spin, Stride” is the first training camp to support and train adults […]

Exercise, Sports & Diabetes: Going for the Goal

Physical exercise is important for everyone’s health and well-being, but it’s especially important for people with diabetes. The steps a person with diabetes takes to improve overall fitness can be greatly beneficial, because regular exercise helps lower blood sugar levels and keep them in target range. Exercise physiologist Gary Scheiner, M.S., C.D.E., provides proactive diabetes […]