Dan Allison (@the_athletic_diabetic on Instagram) joins the podcast from Beverly, England to talk about his Diagnosis at age 10 and how athletics and sport have played such an instrumental part for him in living a successful life with Diabetes.
Besides having so much in common from an athletics perspective, Dan and I both attribute much of our success with Type 1 to our Mothers. Dan's mom is a nurse, my mom taught nutrition and fitness for over a decade, and both of them were instrumental into forming our lives with T1D.
We also talk about how important it is to be open about your T1D, especially in athletics, because it gives you a sense of belonging to have other people who know what you're going through. So get involved! Reach out and comment, message, email! It'll be worth it.
This post was written in support of Beyond Type 1’s Power Up Campaign that’s engaging a global T1D community to help educate, advocate and cure Type 1 diabetes.