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Diabetes Empowerment by Living Vertically

All July, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about taking care of yourself emotionally. This guest post is written by Steve Richert. Steve founded Living Vertical, a multimedia platform to promote a message of diabetes empowerment. What is possible–with diabetes? … Continue reading

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Good Luck to Team Joslin in the Boston Marathon Today!

We’ll be on the route, cheering on Team Joslin today! Joslin Diabetes Center is proud to have 15 people representing Team Joslin in the 2014 Boston Marathon. We wish our runners great success this Marathon Monday. Click here to learn … Continue reading

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Running Across the U.S., Spreading Diabetes Awareness

This guest post is written by Doug Masiuk, who has type 1 diabetes. Doug ran across the United States and speaking about diabetes along the way. On May 20th my feet were in the Pacific Ocean.  This was me taking … Continue reading

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7 Continents 7 Adventures, with Diabetes

Chris Southwell, a professional snowboarder, is not only able to navigate snowy mountainsides, but also maneuvers around his condition, type 1 diabetes. Diagnosed in his early 20s, Southwell was working in France when he started experiencing unquenchable thirst, drinking liters … Continue reading

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Team Born to Run’s 2012 4 Deserts Grand Slam

With a positive attitude and motivation, type 1 diabetes doesn’t have to define you; Roger Hanney sure doesn’t let it. Roger was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes five years ago. “When I was diagnosed at age 33 I thought somebody … Continue reading

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Climbing Towards Type 1 Awareness

Could you ever sell almost all of your belongings, live out of your car, and climb every single day consecutively for a year all while managing type 1 diabetes? Yeah, most people couldn’t, or even think it was possible until … Continue reading

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IronDiabetic: Swimming, Biking, and Running for a Cure!

Each year some of the best athletes gather together to compete in the world’s toughest triathlon by swimming, biking, and running for total of 140.6 miles without stopping. Through the grueling length and harsh conditions, competitors strive to complete this … Continue reading

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