Diabetes Blog Week – Day 7
Who are my diabetes heroes?
I’m going to go with two for this one that come to mind first. This one is very simple and I will explain each. If you have followed me for even a short time these two should be pretty easy to guess.
Caleb Sisto, blogger at This is Caleb and T1 Diabetic
In a recent podcast with Lorraine I told Caleb that he was a role model for me and that wasn’t a joke. At 8 years old he manages his blood sugars with his parents help with great precision and is doing a great job with diabetes management. As you probably know I have a huge soft spot for children with diabetes and my heart breaks when I hear about a newly diagnosed 18 month year old. Caleb is truly and inspiration for others with diabetes and especially other children with diabetes.
Phil Southerland, Co-Founder of Team Type 1 and T1 Diabetic
If you’ve read “Not Dead Yet” by Phil this is a no-brainer. Just the fact that Phil has competitively raced in cycling with type 1 diabetes that he’s had all his life is amazing. Add on the fact that he and his team have raced across America, some 3,000 miles with diabetes is another reason. Phil is in an elite class of people with diabetes who breaks boundaries and show that those with diabetes can be the best of the best in athletics.
Who is your hero?
A special Thank You goes to Karen for running the Diabetes Blog Week and bringing the community together!
- Day 5 Post – What they should know
- Day 4 Post – Fantasy Device
- Day 3 Post – One Improvement I could make
- Day 2 Post – One thing I get right
- Day 1 Post – A friend
- Bonus Post – My favorite recipe