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February 17, 2016  

Season 1, episode 12: 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 our interview with Chris, we talk about the sometimes bumpy road that can present itself when managing diabetes in college, how surfing became a passion, and offers some advice on perceptions of life with diabetes in relationships. Host Steve Richert and Chris share their love of climbing and surfing, and understanding the nuances of the roller-coaster of T1D: "Know the difference between fear and panic. And that’s certainly something you encounter in surfing, too, like if you’re in a situation that’s a little more critical than you’re comfortable with. Fear is healthy, panic, no so much. I haven’t figured out how to—with a low blood sugar—not let the fear turn to panic."  

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