The Team - that means you, too!
If you (or a family member or friend) have type 1 diabetes and have gone on a run before, you're on the team! If you're reading this that probably means you.
Type One Teammates
Here are just a few of your Type One Teammates. Contact us to get yourself added!
Type One Run Founder 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.
Co-Founder and Ambassador of Type One Run
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
My name is Alex Reidy and I am 24 years old living in Washington, DC. I was diagnosed with T1D unexpectedly 4 years ago. The first 2 years of my diagnosis were filled with denial, frustration, and carelessness. After many months, I have come to terms with T1D, and have been able to channel my frustration into empowerment and strength. Living with Type 1 is a constant balancing act with no days off, and requires mental and physical toughness and inner strength to battle such a demanding auto-immune disease. Through meeting other Type 1’s and hearing their stories, I have realized that NOTHING can hold a T1D back. I have a desire to show others who live with T1D that we can face any challenge or curveball that is thrown their way. I personally have found that outlet through running. I just completed my first half-marathon in March, and am currently training for my first marathon in November. I’m thrilled and so excited to grow the T1D running community in the DC Metro Area
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.
I have run about ten 5Ks in the last few years, and I'm looking forward to running my first 5K as a newly diagnosed Type 1 Diabetic!
I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 1984 at the age of 2 and have been active over the years in a number of sports including basketball, horse polo, weightlifting, kick-boxing, hiking, and now my new passion running long distances. First, I never would have thought of myself running a marathon, yet in 2003 I found out my Cholesterol Level was over 200 and I was in my early 20’s, this concerned me so I changed my diet, laced up my running shoes, and dropped 60lbs. In 2014 I ran my first Marathon in Los Angeles, as well as, a Half Marathon that year. My next challenge is in November 2016 which is to walk 60 miles over 3 days benefiting breast cancer. My hope is that TOR will have a T1D Team for Ragnar So-Cal 2017. A fun side-note, I have a Diabetic Alert Service Dog named “Shug” who trains with me and I hope will run a Marathon with me in the near future.
My son Randy Jr. and I earned Immortal Medals last year for running all the Ragnar Relay races last year. How lucky am I to do something so cool with my son? Every Ragnar I run now, one thought that motivates me is this: How many older than me are out here doing this? How many have an insulin pump attached to them?
This may seem a little corny, but give it your best shot. Don't let it stop you. What my son Jimmy told me once, 'You hate to lose at anything, Dad. But that's a good thing with what you face'.
Read more at You're Just My Type.
Ironically, I would not change having had diabetes. It has made me stronger and given a higher purpose to my life. I have run marathons, ridden in century bike rides and participated in my first Ragnar Relay this year on a Type One team! I’m not sure I would have accomplished these goals (and more) had diabetes not pushed me to prove it could not hold me back. With that said, I am ready for a CURE and ready to give up my diabetes, but not the wonderful people I’ve met along my journey. Too many people to name but there are wonderful people working and supporting the Type One community that for me include JDRF, Diabetes Training Camp and Type One Run. THANK YOU!
Read more at You're Just My Type.
I love the T1D community - I have found such warm, kind, fun-loving, life-affirming people to share with and learn from. I was so scared and defeated when I was first diagnosed, I didn't have a clue about diabetes in any of its forms let alone what my life was about to turn into. I really didn't seek out community at first, while I took a lot of time to recover and get healthy and learn about my new life. When I was ready for community, though, it was there and has been there with open arms!! I've been to camps, meet-ups, happy hours, and of course online community is huge. I love your work, Laura. I love @appletonpictures on Instagram, he's doing super cool work with graffiti and creative advocacy for type 1. I haven't gotten a Myabetic yet but I probably will the next time I get on a computer. Beyond Type 1 has been a great source of inspiration and motivation, I love what they're doing - and I love their Drop logo!
Courtesy of You're Just My Type.