Glucose Revival Team
Kris has lived with diabetes for almost 20 years. He is happily married with two boys. He and his family love to travel, especially around the warm ocean waters, where they can scuba. Some may call him quirky; he has made a point to visit every place mentioned in the song “Kokomo.” He has competed in 2 triathlons and currently is working on a second diabetes awareness music video. He believes in doing, not waiting or making excuses.
He established Glucose Revival because of his experiences as a Type 1 Diabetic and a firefighter/EMT because of the following factors: 1. His position in the Air Force was taken away due to his diagnosis as a type 1 diabetic. 2. For two years, his firefighter position was taken away, as a result of a low blood sugar incident. 3. Living active is important to him; yet, as any diabetic knows, it is truly challenging to be active without a lot of preparation anticipating a drop-in blood sugar. 4. Most importantly, in 2018, Kris’ and his wife learned that their youngest son has two of the autoantibodies that predict that he too will likely be diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic in the next few years. It has become his mission to help others live their lives to their fullest extent, despite a diabetes diagnosis.
Kris struggled to find answers to his questions without having to pay for it. He wants that to change for others. He became actively involved in building relationships, traveling to conferences and meeting people. His perception had been that the majority of us that share in this diagnosis are living in the shadow of the demands. He found that many people were/are hurting because of how this disease changes each one of us. Yet, from getting to know other diabetics more personally, he has seen first-hand the accomplishments each of them have made. Each one has figured out ways to not just manage the condition but excel in their own way. For the first time in his life, he has seen what the power of a team can really do as a whole and individually from Pre-diabetes to Type 1 and to Type 2. He wants to offer a platform containing FREE information, a one-stop place to get real answers from people living with this disease. To do that, he has found diabetics with diverse experiences. Kris fully believes that nothing should stop us from living the life we want to live.
While playing football for Yale and simultaneously managing his Type 1 diabetes, Roy Collins IV '13 B.S. found his life's calling. He would devote himself to finding new ways to approach diabetes care — ways that accounted for a person's lifestyle and habits. By the time of his graduation, he'd decided to pursue a master's degree in public health, and, now, a medical degree.
In his doctoral studies Collins is focusing on psychiatry and the role of psychosocial elements like stress and depression in managing one's diabetes.
Throughout his life's journey, Collins says, one lesson he learned as a Bulldog has particularly stuck with him — the rallying cry "Sudden Change." Players and coaches used it to describe being ready to react with decisive purpose whenever something unexpected happened — a turnover, an interception, an injured teammate.
"The lesson is you can't spend a lot of time worrying about what has happened, but you can react in an advantageous way," Collins says.
Monet was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 4 years old, just two days after her dad's birthday on December 4, 2018. Even though she is just starting in this new life of hers, she has pulled herself up by the bootstraps and is thriving. Monet wants to know everything she can about diabetes, and loves telling people about it. She cried when she left the hospital without a Dexcom or insulin pump. Within weeks of being home she was checking her own blood sugar and giving herself injections (with adult supervision), then on a Dexcom and OminPod within 6 months of dx. Monet wears her robot parts loudly and proudly. She has truly overcome her diagnosis and is living her best life and making awareness for T1D. Besides making noise for type 1 diabetes Monet loves to do anything and everything outdoors: running, swimming, hiking, skiing, going to the lake, the list goes on. She is in kindergarten with her twin sister and they have a little brother. They live with their mom and dad in a cabin in the mountains in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. To follow her adventures of highs, lows, and everything in between find her on Instagram @ MightyMo_t1dwarrior
Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, FACSM, is Professor Emerita of Exercise Science from Old Dominion University and an internationally recognized authority on diabetes and exercise. She is the author of 12 books, including The Athlete’s Guide to Diabetes and Diabetes & Keeping Fit for Dummies. In addition, she has published 29 book chapters and over 400 articles, including the latest American Diabetes Association position statements on physical activity and diabetes. She was honored with the 2016 American Diabetes Association Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award. She has over 50 years' worth of practical experience as a (type 1) diabetic exerciser and person living with diabetes. An avid recreational exerciser, she enjoys swimming, biking, walking and hiking, fitness machines, weight training, and other activities. More information is available on her websites, www.shericolberg.com and www.diabetesmotion.com.
Matt Vande Vegte is a certified personal trainer, nutritionist, author, and Type 1 diabetic whose biggest goal in life is to help people around the world Thrive with diabetes. Matt specializes in stabilizing blood sugars surrounding fitness and nutrition, and helping clients to live happy and healthy lives with diabetes through the online health coaching programs that he leads at www.ftfwarrior.com.
FTF Warrior is an online health coaching company that is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with diabetes. We empower people living with diabetes to gain better control and renewed purpose in their lives through lifestyle changes, education, accountability and online community.
Kristel has had Type 1 diabetes for 11 years and has withstood any diabetic complications. She loves sports, staying active by running and CrossFit. Most recently she took part in Hero league (hero race) which is an international sport event, and different sport entertainment.
Kristel is on a pump and makes pajamas for pumps. She is pregnant!!! which caused her to change her activities to stay active by swimming, yoga, and walking.
Her goal after her baby is born is to, become certified as a fitness instructor. She loves to cook, and has studied several courses in diet baking. She plans to become a fitness instructor, teach baking and sell pajamas for pumps, while, of course being a good mother.
Я болею диабетом уже 11 лет, но не смотря на это у меня нет никаких осложнений по нему.
Я очень люблю спорт, а именно CrossFit и Les Mills.
Я принимала и планирую принимать участие в различных гонках, таких как " Гонка Героев", "Забег.РФ", " Гонка ГТО" и другие спортивные мероприятия.
Я ношу помпу. Мне всегда было неудобно спать с ней и, для своего удобства, я придумала пижамы с карманами для помп.
Сейчас я жду малыша, но я продолжаю заниматься спортом. Правда теперь - это йога, плавание, легкие домашние тренировки и прогулки на свежем воздухе.
Когда мой малыш родится я планирую пройти курсы фитнес-инструктора.
Также я люблю готовить. Я прошла несколько курсов по диетическим десертам.
Мои планы на будущее - это работать в спортивной сфере, печь торты на заказ и продвинуть свою идею с пижамами. Ну и конечно же быть хорошей мамой=)
У меня всегда не хватает времени на мой диабет, поэтому ожерелье с глюкозой часто спасает меня предотвратить гипогликемию в такой каждодневной суматохе и спешке.
Therese Martinez was diagnosed with T1D when she was 14 and for the first 10 years of diagnosis (just had her 16th diaversary) she felt very mislead and misinformed with how to manage blood sugars, mental health, and fitness with T1D. So often she would just hear “well, that’s diabetes” and would never get answers to problems. It seemed like such a copout and although she knew there were MANY times blood sugars can’t really be explained, she discovered there were actually WAYS to manipulate diet/lifestyle to IMPROVE HEALTH. Therese got her masters in Dietetics Nutrition and Exercise Physiology looking to become a diabetes educator and soon discovered that conventional medicine is a bit off... “I didn't like what I had to preach,” how behind research and everything was, and the lack of proper education and resources given to patients. This is why she decided to go off on her own. She has done LOTS of research, self-experimentation, trial and error with clients, and has discovered how to truly THRIVE with this condition BEYOND just blood sugar management. There is so much more to life than obsessing about sugars and she wants people to understand how they can eat well, move well, stress less, sleep better, and LIVE their best life with Type 1. She is also a personal trainer and loves all sorts of fitness. She trains people in all walks of life with and without T1. From trail running, to boxing, to crossfit, to obstacle course races, and is an absolute lover of empowering people through fitness. Therese is a HUGE lover of sand volleyball!!
Sage Donnelly was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 3 years old. She developed it at the same age as her Grandfather who passed away from complications from the disease. She took her diagnosis like a trooper, but it was still hard to adjust to a minimum of 4 shots a day, 20 finger pricks a day, and regimented eating schedules. Within 6 months of her diagnosis, she received her first pump. She enjoyed the freedom of control the pump offered as well as only giving her 1 shot every 3 days for a new catheter site for insulin delivery.
Sage is a WORLD champion and a 2020 Olympic hopeful!!!!!
Sage has not let her diabetes control her life. She skied her first double diamond ski run at age 5, (the Wall at Kirkwood Mountain Ski Resort in California) and has been an avid rock climber since she was 3, counting Yosemite’s Munjenella as one of her favorite routes, but kayaking remains her favorite sport.
Phyllisa is a global diabetes patient advocate and a Fulbright Alumna professor of English Literature. Phyllisa began blogging at DiagnosedNotDefeated.com almost immediately after her Type 2 diagnosis eight years ago as a way to inform friends and family what happened to her. While searching various sources for diabetes information, she noticed a void in culturally competence and a year later she founded BlackDiabeticInfo.com to help fill the gaps. Phyllisa strives to end diabetes stigma and inspire others to live their lives, “Diagnosed NOT defeated.”
Twitter: @not_defeated on Twitter
Annette Valle provides a full range of basic and advanced diabetes self-management education and glucose regulation services for Spanish and English-speaking patients. Her passion for helping others began soon after she was diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes at age 13, 12 years after her father was diagnosed. Blood sugar competitions and sharing the challenges of living day-to-day with diabetes brought her very close to her dad and helped her see the bright side of an otherwise gloomy condition.
Annette earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Southern Utah University. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Certified Medical Interpreter in the Spanish language. She is also a Certified Insulin Pump trainer and has expertise with all models of continuous glucose monitors and hybrid closed loop systems.
Annette developed her Spanish language skills while serving on a mission for her church. She met her husband, Angel, while traveling abroad in El Salvador. Rumor has it that he was captivated by both her beauty and the cookies she carried for treating her low blood sugars.
She lives near Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband, two boys, Ruben and Olie, and a little girl named Luisa. In her spare time (which she doesn't get much of) she enjoys training for distance open-water swim races, triathlons, spending time in the Utah mountains, sewing, and home improvement projects.
Integrated Diabetes Services, a nationally- and internationally-recognized diabetes consulting practice. Integrated Diabetes Services was founded 25 years ago by Gary Scheiner MS, CDE, the 2014 Diabetes Educator of the Year. Annette and all of the clinicians at Integrated Diabetes Services have Type-1 diabetes – so they can relate on both a personal and professional level. www.integrateddiabetes.com
Colt Scott was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at only 18 months old, doctors did not believe that Colt would develop at the same pace as his peers - and how right they were. In his life, Colt, now “The Diabadass,” has become an avid obstacle athlete. He has gone on to compete on the Netflix series Ultimate Beastmaster, as well as the NBC series American Ninja Warrior in order to show parents, and kids like him, that nothing can hold him back. Currently he is working as a ninja coach in Sturgis, South Dakota as he pursuits his dream competing on American Ninja Warrior next season. Beyond that, his sights are set on rock climbing some of the highest walls. The sky is the limit!
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“No one ever made history by making excuses.”
Corbin and Brooklyn
Brooklyn dx 9/1/13, barely 2 years old now age 8 in 3rd grade. She is a sweet little girl who refuses to let diabetes ever stand in her way. She truly dances and cartwheels through life. I have to tell her to not cartwheel in the grocery store. She will be going into her 3rd year of dance this year and will be taking ballet, jazz and acro. She also loves arts and crafts and leaving people notes of encouragement.
Corbin was diagnosed 2/3/14 at the age of 6, now 12 years old going into 6th grade. He also refuses to let diabetes get in his way. He’s way too busy with just being a kid. He is a little jokester who is always scheming the next prank especially on his big brother. He enjoys hanging out with his friends, riding his scooter and riding his bike. He also routinely saves his hard-earned money from doing odd jobs in the neighborhood for Legos, his collection is quite extensive.
Both kids love to educate and advocate about type 1 diabetes. They have raised money for JDRF and a local camp for type 1 kids and are passionate about their message.
Arielle “Tifi” Joseph
Arielle Joseph "Tifi" was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 3.5yrs old on 12/13/2018. After diagnosis, Arielle became determined to not let T1D slow her down nor stop her from doing what she loves to do! Arielle is athletic,silly,artistic,musical,active,loving and an adventurous little girl. She is so excited to start Pre-K and Ballet soon! Arielle uses the Dexcom G5 (cgm) and Insulin injections for managing her T1D. Through all the highs and lows of T1D, Arielle has become a Warrior. She brings HOPE to all who know her! Arielle is starting to get involved in the T1D community. She is raising awareness for T1D through instagram, fundraisers and events for JDRF. Follow Arielle "Tifi" to see how she is "Winning With Diabetes" on Instagram: @T1DTifi
The Joseph Family
Duckhein and Bethany Joseph live in Spokane, WA with their daughter Arielle and son Samuel. Their lives changed forever when their daughter Arielle was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on 12/13/18 at 3.5 years old.
As a family, they chose to support Arielle to the fullest and they encouraged her to live beyond her Type 1 Diabetes. Her fight, became their fight! Managing this disease (T1D) for their daughter is a constant struggle that involves monitoring Arielle's blood sugar level, administering her insulin needle injections, and carefully balancing her insulin doses with eating and daily activities to stay alive. With T1D there are NO days off, and there is NO cure, but there is HOPE. The Joseph family has not lost HOPE in this journey, instead they have become vocal about T1D, raising awareness, educating others, getting involved in the T1D community and JDRF. They will tell you that this journey is not easy, but it Is WORTH IT!
"T1D Was Not In Our Family's Game Plan, But It Made Us A Stronger Team ." -The Joseph FamilyJ
The Type 1 Action Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization primarily focused on protecting the rights of those living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). Type 1 Action does this through multiple avenues. First, by assisting people with T1D obtain legal representation in various legal matters related to their diabetes, including: 504 plan and IEP negotiations and administrative hearings in school; discrimination matters in United States District Court under both the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA; negligence matters; criminal matters and matters related to insurance coverage. Type 1 Action also educates the T1D community about both their legal rights and managing the disease, as well as the general public about T1D and the rights of those living with the disease. Type 1 Action has also prepared educational materials on diabetes and the law, templates for people to download such as 504 plans for accommodations in school, diabetes medical management plans for parents to use in school and employer packets for employees with T1D to request necessary and reasonable accommodations in the workplace. Recently, Type 1 Action is also collaborating with the AFYA Foundation to obtain donations of excess diabetes supplies and direct those supplies to people with T1D in areas that are struck by natural disasters or to those in countries who are unable to obtain them. www.type1action.org
Daniel Phelan is a former professional baseball player turned attorney who founded the Type 1 Action Foundation in 2016 and is currently the Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel of the organization. Daniel was the first attorney in the United States to successfully focus a law practice on diabetes law, through the Type 1 Action Foundation, successfully changing the landscape for how people with Type 1 Diabetes are accommodated in schools and in the workplace through disability discrimination matters under the Americans with Disabilities Act in United States District Court, and through special education hearings in schools.
Daniel has had Type 1 Diabetes since the age of 13, and he now speaks nationally at conferences and galas regarding two main themes: (a) empowerment of people with T1D using his platform as former professional baseball player with T1D; and (b) the legal rights of people with T1D in the workplace and in school. Daniel also sits on the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s NYC/Long Island Chapter, and is the former President of their Youth Leadership Committee as well. Daniel can be reached at his email address, email@example.com / www.phelan-law.com/dphelan.
Courtney Duckworth is a two-time Boston Marathoner, spokesperson for Abbott Global, and a former professional cheerleader who has lived with type 1 diabetes for over 15 years. She is the author of The Marathon We Live: Training for a Personal Best in Life with Type 1 Diabetes, and has been featured in Women's Running magazine, the Wall Street Journal Health Forum, and Diabetes Forecast's "People to Know: 2017." She is currently a medical student at the University of Virginia School of Medicine to further her mission to give back to the medical community as a physician.
T1D Mod SquadT1D Mod Squad is a registered nonprofit organization whose mission is to equip and support the parents and caregivers of children diagnosed with Type One Diabetes.
T1DMS was founded by Rebekah Hata after her child Ava was diagnosed with T1D at 18 months. Bekah found herself feeling alone and hopeless. She started a Facebook page where she could connect with other families walking the same journey. T1DMS is the shelter where T1D families meet when they struggle in their day to day journeys. The FB page has now become a nonprofit organization serving over 15K families all over the world. What differentiates T1DMS from other nonprofits is the space they have created is one in which the money raised goes directly back to the families that belong to the group. All proceeds are used to give families grants for diabetes supplies, diabetic alert dogs, or to send kids to diabetes camp.
Ana Reinhardt joined Bekah in her mission one year after her son was also diagnosed with T1D. Ana enjoys taking the lead role in organizing educational events throughout the US including organizing annual educational symposiums, Mod meet ups, and ADA 504 workshops.
Together Ana and Rebekah work diligently in making sure families have a safe place where they can share challenges and celebrate victories as a community navigating the unknown territory of T1D together.
“T1DMS has grown exponentially and the more families we reach, the more we know we are the nonprofit the T1D community needs.” Rebekah Rap