Thursday, January 30, 2014

1st Year with T1 Diabetes!

January 31st 2013 . . .

It has been one year.

I really can't believe that it's only one year - it seriously feels like ten! 

I find myself worried, because if this one year feels like ten . . . how many years will five years feel like? Anyway, I have college tomorrow so I'm going to cut this momentous moment short! I hope the you enjoy the video . . . it is a very short synopsis of an amazing year.

Thanks to all of my loving, supporting, and caring friends and family!

Oh, and on an important note ... In the diabetes world, this is officially my first "Diaversary"!! So I will party through the night as I sleep! ;)

I'm looking forward to another year full of stories, new friendships, and continuous adjusting to this disease!


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Type Olympic: Kris Freeman

 This is Kris Freeman.

Three-time cross-country "Top-Ranked Skier" of the Olympics. He possessed 16 national titles and was ranked #1 in his sport before being let go of the US Team in April of 2013.

As of February 9th, Kris will start his journey to obtain gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi!

Kris has lived with Type One Diabetes since he was 19. Though many thought this would end Kris's career in cross-country skiing, it didn't!

It seems that many times people write about Type One as a "death-sentence" to your dreams and ambitions.

On the contrary, Kris has proved a powerful fact to the entire world:

Though Type One is a part of him, it can't defeat his dreams! 
(Chris inserting a port for his Ominipod Pump)

 As I look forward to the upcoming Olympic performances, it will be inspiring to watch Kris fight for gold - and for all the Type One's watching!

  Go Kris!