Diabetespeaks DiabeteSpeaks is an awareness program for Type1 diabetes told through personal experiences. Millions of stories. One community.

May 20, 2016  
Season 2, episode 3: DiabeteSpeaks is a special project of T1D Exchange and the Glu community--join us and become part of type 1 diabetes research today: visit www.myglu.org.
In this episode of DiabeteSpeaks, podcast host Steve Richert (and avid climber) talks with Blake, a fellow climber and photographer about the life of adventuring with type 1 diabetes. Diagnosed 14 years ago, Blake talks about how learning to live with type 1 was a foundational element in pursuing an unconventional lifestyle. Learn how he plans for an excursion in the wilds of Venezuela, and what life lessons come from his journey: “It’s a really slow build-up of experience and knowledge that you use to basically mediate risk. I don’t feel like I’m rolling the dice any more than I am when I drive to the grocery store. I think there’s inherent risk in anything we do in life.” 
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May 6, 2016  

Season 2, episode 2: DiabeteSpeaks is a special project of T1D Exchange and the Glu community--join us and become part of type 1 diabetes research today: visit www.myglu.org

This is the second half of our interview with an entire family—both parents are medical professionals, and their two daughters have type 1 diabetes, and their son has Crohn’s disease. 17-year-old Maddie talks about an unexpected challenge when getting her driver’s license: “Having type 1 diabetes and driving is harder than you think. Every year that you have to get a letter signed by your doctor saying that you are taking good care of your diabetes and that you are okay to drive. So I got my letter when I first got my license and I was like, ‘Okay, I’ll just get it signed and it’ll be fine.’ I didn’t know until recently that it was going to be that way every year for the rest of my life.” 

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