Episode 069 - Diabetics Doing T1D Like Me with Jacob Kaufman

Jake Kaufman (@T1DLikeMe on Instagram) joins the podcast from Illinois to talk everything from his diagnosis at a cross country event, to founding T1D like me and we even take a moment to let me air out my dirty laundry against Jay Cutler! 

Jake and I met via Instagram this summer and he has been a big supporter of Diabetics Doing Things, so I want to make sure to give him a shoutout in the bio of his own episode. Definitely go check out all the awesome stories on T1DLikeMe, and I can’t wait to see what’s next for this 21 year old entrepreneur. 

Jake and I also have a great conversation about T1D and exercise, and he gives his best tips and tricks for going on long runs (he’s a former competitive cross country runner and currently is an assistant coach for his High School team). 

This episode is sponsored by HealthIQ. Health IQ is making life insurance fair by unlocking the value of health consciousness for the 50 million Americans who take responsibility for their health. This is especially relevant for me, because as a Type-1 Diabetic, I have been denied life insurance coverage by other providers even though my A1cs are in range, I eat whole30 and can still kill guys 10 years younger than me on the basketball court. HealthIQ can give people exclusive rates through their HealthIQ quiz, and they even take into account data points from things like fit bits and other trackers. You can learn more about HealthIQ and get a free quote at Healthiq.com/DDT