May 20, 2016
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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.”