Mel biked across America with Beyond Type 1's Bike Beyond team.
For someone who’s always thought of themselves as “not a runner”, I’ve done a surprising amount of events over the past few years. In 2013, I finally decided that I didn’t want to let diabetes be the reason that I didn’t do the things that scared me, so I made a resolution to run 2013km that year. I’ve never looked back. I’ve run everything from 5km to ultramarathons. I’m not the fastest, and never will be. I love running, even when I’m hating it. Looking for other diabadasses in Brisbane to show the world that diabetes can’t hold anyone back - so if you love (or hate) running, or want to get started, or just want to hang out with other type 1’s come along and join me!
Sean is one of the nicest guys you'll meet. He's an engineer and is into trail running - he's done the Angeles Crest 100 miler - but is happy running easy with us mere mortals as well.
Sean founded and leads the Bay Area running group in San Jose.
He's also a Diabetes Sports Project Champion.
I'm 46 years old, married and a father of two (an 11 year old son and 6 year old daughter), and we're living as a family in Hamburg, Germany.
My type 1 showed up 16 years ago during my final exam at university (a really bad moment in time) where I studied economics and sociology.
In my younger days I played water polo and later I did Karate for years. Ever since I can imagine I rode my bike, because I prefer riding my bike to driving. And this is still the case.
With running I started ca 4 years ago and my favourite distance is between 5k and 10k. There are a lot of running events across Hamburg and I'll join some of them. Biggest challenges this year are a 16k around Hamburg Airport (in Sep-17) and two 12k bridge runs one in Hamburg and one in Stralsund (Eastern Germany). Both bridges are cars-only bridges and absolutely forbidden for pedestrians, except for the running events.
Facebook: Sven Kreismer (Hamburg)
The total number of marathons I've ran so far is 75. I'm a member of the Marathon Maniacs club, member #361.
Back in 1974 I was a high school sophomore running with the JV Cross Country team. I had done OK as a freshman, but I was not improving with training that season, I was falling farther and farther behind, getting lost on long runs, losing lots of weight, having to pee all the time, you know...
Finally, my mom took me to the doctor. When he immediately had a diagnosis, I was happy that he knew what was wrong with me. I didn't know what diabetes was.
But my mom started crying.
Anyway, after they told me it was a lifetime thing, and I spent a few days in the hospital learning how to survive with it, they let me keep running.
JERRY RUNS A BLOG WHERE HE SHARES HIS EXPERIENCES AND HIS INCREDIBLE POETRY : t1d-runner.blogspot.com
Read more at You're Just My Type.
Hey! I’m Emma, a 33 year old who’s had type 1 diabetes for over 26 years (although that’s not generally how I would introduce myself to a stranger haha). I’m not sure if growing up with the condition has pushed me to do more things or if I’d have done them anyway. I do know that it hasn’t stopped me taking part or challenging myself to achieve my goals, whether that be a tough mudder or a week of partying in Vegas, a marathon or a sky dive, I have pushed myself to the limits. More recently this year I started running and have now completed 2 of the marathon majors in both Berlin and London. Not only has running helped me get fitter, it is also a great team sport and I have met so many amazing people in the last 12 months. I’m excited about setting up this group and hopefully helping and sharing ideas with other likeminded people. :)
Kære alle løbeglade type 1er,
Jeg har selv haft t1d i 27 år og løbet ca lige så længe. Har deltaget i løb, 5 km til halvmarathon distance. Tidligere har jeg dyrket atletik og har således en del erfaring med løbetræning. Løbning er rigtig godt for midt blodsukker, hvorfor jeg tænker det også er det for andre. Dog er der nogen ekstra udfordringer som løbende diabetiker, som kan være rart at vende med andre og også underletter at løbe sammen med andre det kender til problemstillinger med svingende blodsukker og øget kulhydratbehov ved fysisk aktivitet.
Denne gruppe er for alle med diabetes type 1 som kan lide at løbe eller måske lige fået lyst at prøve kræfter med det. Det er plads for alle i alle niveauer, og der afstemmes fra gang til gang alt efter fremmøde, og løbere deles eventuelt op i flere grupper hvis det passer bedst. Der satses på et løb ca hver 14. dag. Enten til hygge eller til forfølgelse af mål, alt efter hvad det kunne være
It would be so fun if there were some T1Ds here in Denmark for a Danish chapter.
I’m Sara and I’m the kind of person always bringing a pair of running shoes for holiday, work trips, weekends or whatever, because there just might be an opportunity to go running. When I was younger I practiced athletics on a higher level but today I just run because I love running. As a bonus it helps keeping blood sugar stable àwinwin! On the picture I am participating in my first half marathon this spring. I have had type 1 diabetes since I was 5 years old, celebrating my 27nd “diaversary” this month.
I am a medical doctor, training to become an endocrinologist in the coming years, so I could put some information in the waiting rooms at the hospitals. I live in Odense, the third biggest city in Denmark and work in Svendborg, 30 minutes south of Odense.
I would love to meet other Chicago area t1d runners!
This is a picture of me earlier this year in October when I completed my 9th half marathon, my 8th as a diabetic. I run 5ks and half marathons, as well as just running for health and for my sanity. Currently I'm waiting to see if I got a lottery spot for the Chicago Marathon (because it would be my first full marathon I did not have a qualifying time so you have to enter a lottery draw). I will find out if I got in on December 12, if I don't then I will be looking for races next year. I have also done the Naperville Half Marathon for the past 3 years, so I plan on doing that this year again as well.
I was diagnosed in January of 1989 at age 18. I joined the cross country team that spring to help control blood sugar and really never stopped. I have run 3 ultras 6 halfs and 1 full marathon and many distances in between. Running not only keeps my readings better but also keeps me positive.
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I run pretty slow but enjoy finding zen through running trails and mountains. Love to come back from a long hilly run newly equipped with an excuse to engorge on carbs.
Hit me up to see how you can get involved with Type One Run: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm 46 years old, married and father of two (son 11 and daughter 6) and we're living as a family in Hamburg, Germany.
My type 1 has shown up 16 years ago during my final exam at university (really bad moment in time) where I studied oconomics and sociology.
In my younger years I played water ball (hope it's correct word for it) and years later I did Karate for years. Since I can Imagine I ride my bike because I'm preferring using my bike instead of my car. And this is still be the case.
With running I have started ca 4 years ago and my favourite distance is between 5k and 10k. There are a lot of running events across Hamburg and I'll join some of them. Biggest challenges this year are a 16k around Hamburg Airport (in Sep-17) and two 12k bridge runs one in Hamburg and one in Stralsund (Eastern Germany). Both bridges are cars only bridges and absolutly forbidden for pedestrians, except for the running events.
Christine Fallabel is the Mountain Region Director of State Government Affairs and Advocacy for The American Diabetes Association, works as a freelance writer for Diabetes Daily, and is a Colorado Governor appointee on the Healthy and Active Lifestyles statewide council. She has been living with type 1 diabetes for 18 years. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware, and her Master’s in Public Health from Temple University. In her spare time, she like to trail run, do yoga, climb really tall mountains with her husband, and cook vegan food. She lives in Denver, Colorado.
Co-Founder of Type One Run and Diabetes Sports Project Champion.
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 13 years old. I started running in 2014 to prepare for the Inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland in 2015. After that, I ran two more races in 2015 and decided to sign up for the 2016 Los Angeles Marathon—my first full marathon! While running with T1D is tough, I'm amazed at how level it makes my blood sugars afterwards. When I'm not running, I'm a filmmaker, photographer, and podcaster living in Los Angeles. You can check out my podcast, Beta Cell, where I interview people with T1D about their lives at betacellpodcast.com.
Mike has been living with Type 1 Diabetes for 24 years. As a retired professional stuntman with over 100 film and T.V. credits and an Ironman triathlete, he has been spending most of his life pushing the limits of what people think a person with Type 1 Diabetes is capable of. He also worked as an EMT with National Ski Patrol for 5 years where he was first introduced to PADRE foundation. Since then he has dedicated his life to sharing his story in hopes others will challenge themselves, engage more in their self care, and advocate for Type 1 Diabetes they best way they know how.
About a month ago, I became the first type 1 and only the third person ever to complete a grueling 223-mile solo run of the Capital to Coast Relay, from Austin to Corpus Christi, in approximately 3.5 days, averaging around 70 miles a day.
Next June, I will be running the 339-mile Relay Iowa as a solo runner, to help raise funds for Iowa's teen diabetes camp Hertko Hollow, and in 2019, I will be doing a crewed solo run across Texas (of my own creation, as after Iowa, I've run out of relays long enough to run solo).
I plan on raising funds and awareness for type 1 in some way -- most likely, directly fundraising to support Denise Faustman's phase 2 clinical studies on BCG/type 1 at Mass. General. In 2020, I plan on becoming only the 2nd type 1 to attempt a solo run across the continental US (Doug Masiuk was the first). And I will certainly be the oldest, at 60 years old that year.
In 2012 Doug Masiuk became one of 230 people to have ever run across the United States. He is the first person with type 1 Diabetes to do so. In 2015 Doug rode his bike across the US becoming the forth person in history to have ran and rode across the same continent. It is undertakings like these that get people to take notice, get inspired because if a Diabetic can run this far “I can get active too.” .
Men's Health Journal listed Doug as a Hero of Health and Fitness for 2012. Wegner (Swiss Army) and Gear Junkie awarded Doug the Epic Award for his accomplishments and recognitions from Insulin Dependence, JDRF and the American Diabetes association and Wigwams’ top 110 Outdoor Ambassadors are some of Doug’s recognitions.
Through 1Run.org Doug organizes 1 Mile runs in communities across the US to get people to come out and run - move - walk - 1Mile to prevent and to better Diabetes. He speaks to groups about what is possible with Diabetes and that within all of us we can active to better our health.
He was Diagnosed in 1977 at the age of 3.
Doug lives in Frisco Colorado.
This guy is incredible (all the denver people are incredible).
Everything you need to know is here: beyondtype1.org/beyond-type-run-catching-chewey
My name is Jon Foti and I’m a newly diagnosed T1. Originally from Nashville, but currently live in Enterprise, AL for work. Before I was diagnosed I was training for a 50 miler I wanted to do in December 2017, but simply lost too much training while I was sick. Now with my diagnosis behind me and my blood sugars under control I aim to be a leading voice in the diabetic endurance community, and am training for the Nashville Rock N Roll Marathon April 28th 2018. Im excited to gather diabetic runners from all over southern Alabama together for the first time, and finally end this pattern of training alone.
I have been type 1 for 21 years and, for so long, let that limit my activity. This year (2017) I decided I was going to be a runner. Through lots and trial and error, I have successfully ran more 5k's than I can count, numerous 10k's and my first half marathon this year alone. I am registered for my next 2 (2!!!!) half marathons for 2018. I'm very excited to run with some diabuddies!
I started running when I was in my 30s living in NYC. My first race was a 5k in my Brooklyn neighborhood. My apartment was directly on the route of the NYC marathon, but I never participated as a runner... heck, I never ran more than 5 miles! I preferred the pathways of Central and Prospect Park and it became a Sunday ritual. When I moved to Maine in 2014 I would go on longer runs in the woods where I'd stumble upon deer who were as surprised to see me as I was to see them. A friend from college started a charity team for the NYC marathon and announced that they were seeking a few more runners. Partly on a whim and partly because I missed the city, I joined the team and ramped up training for a condensed period. 3 months later I ran my first marathon ever. I've signed up for a few races over the last 3 years. This past spring, during a half-marathon along the coast of Maine I experience excruciatingly painful leg cramps at mile 9. I didn't know it then, but those cramps were an early warning sign of T1D. I was diagnosed in August and am eager to rebuild my strength and prepare for NYC 2018. We'll run with the Winter Warriors crew from Fleet Feet Maine Sports training group with certified instructors and continue to train in the pathways and roads around Portland, Maine this spring and summer. My current favorite route is my regular 6-mile run -- starting at my apartment on the top of Munjoy Hill, working my way around Back Cove and then chugging back up the hill.
Growing up playing competitive soccer, running just for the sake of running always seemed like a chore, or some sick form of punishment I'd do anything to get out of. I could never comprehend how people enjoyed doing it, but thought perhaps there was some big secret I seemed to have missed. As time went on, I always wished I could be a "runner", envious of those with both the physical and mental capacity to run miles and miles on end. As a freshman in high school, I actually almost signed up for winter track, but ended up being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes shortly after the informational meeting, and never explored the world of running in high school ever again.
Within the last few years, I've stumbled upon a path that's quite different from where I thought I'd up end. Revolutionizing my mindset, I began to accept that nothing I'd like to do or explore is out of my reach, and I need to lean a little heavier on the things that light me up and make me feel alive. This now includes running! I find going for a run to be a terrific way of connecting the body and the mind, and because I'm a slow and steady kinda gal, it seems to be quite meditative for me. I'm okay with the pace I keep because the only person I'm competing with is myself. Long gone are the limiting beliefs that would hold me back from the things I thought were beyond the realm of my personal reality.
Presently, I am in a 200 hour yoga teacher training program with hopes to continue to explore the holistic side of wellness through further education. I recently graduated from nutrition school and am now a certified holistic health coach. I have seen the merit in striving for health through actively choosing things that serve the body, mind, and spirit. This is a message I'd like to continue to share with others. I am thrilled to join forces with Type One Run to bring a chapter to the Boston-area, and am looking forward to connecting with some like-minded diabuddies who want get up and get going every now and then. Won't you join me?
Eliza works for JDRF in the Bay Area. She's great! Please don't hesitate to reach out and join her!!
A bit about me...I am a T1D of 27 years, pumper for 17 and CGM user for 5. I had never run before meeting my husband. He's a pro runner and I thought I'd give running a try. Now I'm addicted! It was tough going at first with all the blood sugar swings but I learned to wear a running belt to carry my snacks, gels and cell phone. I can't imagine my life without running now! If you're in the Seattle/Bellevue area and want to go on a short or long run or just want to talk diabetes, let me know and I'd love to meet you!
I am based in the Republic of Ireland and I have been T1D since 1995! I have just started an Instagram blog for running under the handle run_with_t1. I am a very amateur athlete so running is basic in terms of distance and pace! Hoping to slowly build a little community of runners based here in Ireland! This was after we completed a Half Marathon on December 2nd last year. I plan on doing two more half-marathons this year, along with some shorter distance events. Also hoping to compete a Duathlon at the end of February.
Craig was born into the world of 1970s television and music. In the 1980s he embedded himself into the hardcore punk, skate and freestyle bike culture and broke his arm in half in the process. He has an awesome scar on his arm to prove it.
In the 1990s Craig followed a path to become a scientist and a clinician, earning a Master's degree from the University at Buffalo, a Doctorate from the University of Florida and completing his clinical fellowship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in NYC.
Craig exited the 90s with less of his pancreas in tact and received life-long lessons on surviving and thriving. In the 2000s he created a few businesses and shared his message of health on every major television network and media outlet. Since 2008, Craig has been in private practice in NYC helping patients reconnect with their world through better hearing health.
Ever since his life with type 1 diabetes started in 1999, Craig has dedicated himself to the ongoing personal journey of health, fitness, nutrition and wellness and what taking care of mind & body means to achieving success in life.
After almost two decades of wrestling with the daily challenges associated with a chronic health issue, Craig launched 'BRAVEST with Craig Kasper' to understand what motivates each one of us to flip the switch and modify our behavior for the better. He was also driven by the possibilities of connecting with and learning from those who have reached higher levels of inner strength and wellness despite the obstacles they have faced. The ultimate goal is to educate, empower, and help others create the healthiest version of themselves regardless of what might fall across their path.
While he doesn't consider himself a 'runner', Craig enjoys a good challenge and has run the NYC Half Marathon, a handful of Spartan Races, a triathlon sprint, and is currently preparing for a North Face Endurance Challenge event in May 2018.
Nature and physical activity have always gone hand in and for me. For as long as I can remember I’ve enjoyed being outside running, hiking on trails, biking, kayaking, etc. I was diagnosed with T1D shortly after turning 30 and immediately thought all of that was over. Instead, as soon as I could I eased myself back in. My diagnosis hasn’t slowed me down and in some ways I feel more active and healthier than ever before. Doing what I enjoy outside has helped control my levels and keep stress down. It’s common knowledge that exercise is a critical piece in the maintenance of T1D and overall health. Going for a run in West Virginia, regardless of the location, is guaranteed to be not only good for maintenance of T1D and physical health, but also your mental health and peace of mind. Wild, wonderful West Virginia.
This April I'm running a half marathon with my dad. I was diagnosed with T1D four years ago, and even though my dad isn't diabetic, we've been on this journey together. I'm not an avid runner, so this is a goal that I'm so excited to accomplish, especially as a diabetic. I'm excited to start my training to prove that diabetes can't hold us back from anything. I used to be scared of what I couldn't do because of diabetes, and now I've learned that I shouldn't adjust my goals, I should simply create a new plan to get there.
Hey! I’m Emma, a 33 year old who’s had type 1 diabetes for over 26 years (although that’s not generally how I would introduce myself to a stranger haha). I’m not sure if growing up with the condition has pushed me to do more things or if I’d have done them anyway. I do know that it hasn’t stopped me taking part or challenging myself to achieve my goals, whether that be a tough mudder or a week of partying in Vegas, a marathon or a sky dive, I have pushed myself to the limits. More recently this year I started running and have now completed 2 of the marathon majors in both Berlin and London. Not only has running helped me get fitter, it is also a great team sport and I have met so many amazing people in the last 12 months. I’m excited about setting up this group and hopefully helping and sharing ideas with other likeminded people. J
A bit about me, I'm Laura & I was originally diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2003.
I've been pumping insulin since 2013.
I do quite a bit of fund raising for JDRF & promote T1D awareness where I can.
In 2011 i was part of JDRF UK's type 1 parliament campaign #CountMeIn which lead to me meeting my local MP Fabian Hamilton & our current prime minister, Theresa May.
I'm looking forward to meeting t1d runners local to me.
I love running 5k's whether it's in my running clothes or some silly outfit for Christmas/Valentine's day with my local social run group.
We are a group of Type 1 runners of all abilities - from those with years of experience to those who are thinking about starting. We are here to meet and support others who know what it's like to live with Type 1, want to run, and share our experiences - basically get together with others who just "get it!"
heidi is awesome!! she runs haus love interiors. join her!!
Hi, I’m Aurora! I was diagnosed 20 years ago with T1D, insulin pump-dexcom user for 3 years, and I’m trying to break the stigma of T1D! By all means I am not an advanced runner but I want to bring awareness of T1D and will run any length to do so.