Athletes

Every sport is different, every athlete is different.

Here are the athletes with T1D that I've been lucky enough to interview. Hover over the "Athletes" tab at the top, and click on the athlete of your choice to read their stories.

What works for them, may not work for you. Please consult with your doctor before making any changes to your Diabetes care plan.

Mark Andrews

NFL Professional Football Player

Baltimore Ravens Tight End

2019 Pro Bowl

"Never have that doubt that just because you’re a T1D, you’re not going to be able to be as good as somebody else. Go out and chase your dreams. That’s in sports, that’s in football, lacrosse, or whatever it may be. Go out and do it because this disease is not going to stop you...If you try hard enough, and you work hard enough, anything is possible."

Charlie Kimball

IndyCar Racecar Driver

IndyCar Series 2011-Present

Winner of 2013 24 Hours of Daytona

"Having diabetes may change how you go about things in life, but when you overcome this challenge, and you go out there and succeed on the playing field, on the racetrack...or whatever that looks like for you, as an athlete with diabetes, it will be that much sweeter... it really is an incredible feeling to overcome that challenge and succeed, and know that diabetes didn’t get in the way of you living your dreams."

Chris Eck

Professional Lacrosse Player

Major League Lacrosse 2008-2014

Team USA 2014

"I would never wish Type 1 on anyone, even my worst enemy, but I do think that it’s my superpower. I think the lessons that I’ve learned from Type 1, that I’ve been able to apply both academically back in the day, athletically, and now in my professional life, have made me who I am."

Crossfit Athlete

"I think that the best thing you can do is just try your hardest because there are so many days where you feel like you’re losing, but you’re not, you’re just doing the best you can...just do your best, and know that it’s gonna be okay. You’ll live to see another day, tomorrow’s a new day, it’s gonna be alright."

Felicity Testa

Other Athletes With Type 1:

Max Domi

Jay Cutler

Robin Arzon

Stephen England

Kris Freeman

Bobby Clarke

Callum Robinson

Kaapo Kakko

Lauren Cox

Please let me know if you can get me in touch with any pro-athletes living with T1D.

DISCLAIMER

None of the information on this site should be considered medical advice. Please speak with your doctor before making any changes to your Diabetes care plan.