In early March, as I sat in Pathophysiology class, I got the email with the subject: “You’re now invited to the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon”. It was a pretty daunting email to open. As I whispered “Look!” to my friend in class, I realized that it was time for me to go after something that I had been pretty afraid of for a while. Spoiler alert: I finished, but another spoiler: it was definitely not pretty. Surprisingly, race morning was relatively (and ideally) uneventful. In my practice runs, I… Read more
ELIZABETH CONSIDINE, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY '20 Exercise and sports are my favorite way to get outside of my comfort zone. With type 1 diabetes (T1D), there are more challenges than just the number of miles or the target pace. Participating in high school sports and now in triathlon at the collegiate club level with T1D has introduced me to more obstacles, but I firmly believe that they have molded me into the student, athlete and person that I am today. The most obvious, and most difficult… Read more
Hi everyone, My name is Paris Phillips and I am a junior at NC State University. I also happen to be on the Wolfpack gymnastics team! I have been doing gymnastics for the last 16 years of my life and I have had type 1 diabetes (T1D) for the last 2. All I’ve ever known is exercising and pushing my body to its limits. Going into college, I planned on having the time of my life being a division one athlete, competing for my school in the most intensive sport there is. Flipping and twisting and… Read more
I grew up as an athlete. I had danced, played sports, and trained in martial arts throughout childhood. In high school, I devoted my life to softball. In college, I joined a hip-hop dance crew, and I was also introduced to bodybuilding, powerlifting, and Crossfit. So, when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) my freshman year of college, I had a lot of questions. What do you mean I have diabetes?! Will my life be changed forever? Will my life never be the same ever again? Will I not… Read more
I’m currently sitting in the airport with my lacrosse team, waiting to board our flight to Florida for Spring Break (woohoo!).  We’ll be away for five full days: we’re opening our season with two big games, practicing, and getting some sun. We’ve been looking forward to this trip for weeks- when we got back to school after winter break in January, we entered pre-season, the most intense time of the year.  We’ve been practicing, lifting, conditioning, doing pool workouts, watching film, and even… Read more
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