Georgi Goldman, a documentary and television producer, talks about camps, knishes, and what happens if you're certified to scuba dive, but afraid the dive shop won't let you go because you have type 1 diabetes. She had a great time diving off a small island in the Philippines, but a terrible time in a hospital on that same small island.
When you think of genes, you usually think of parents passing things down to their children. But what would happen if it went the other direction? Anastasia talks about her daughter Delilah's T1D diagnosis when she was five years old and then her own less than a year later.
In the summer 2017, the non-profit Beyond Type 1 put together a team of 20 people with type 1 diabetes from around to world to bike from New York to San Francisco over 10 weeks in an effort to raise money and, more importantly, awareness for what it means to live with type 1.
This is the beginning of a series where I interview members of Team Bike Beyond to figure out what compelled them to sign up for this team and how the journey has changed them since.
This first episode is with Cassidy, who has spent her whole life listening to her father tell stories from when he biked across the country when he was 22 years old. Now she has her own to share too.
For more information about Bike Beyond or if you want to attend a viewing or even host your very own screening of the Bike Beyond documentary, visit bikebeyond.org.
As a kid, Jasmine hid the fact that she had T1D. She wasn't ashamed or afraid of being judged but was doing it so that other people wouldn't worry about her. She acted like she didn't have T1D so that her friends and family wouldn't be burdened by her disease too. Her management suffered because of this until college, when she had to show three months of good control in order to get approved for an insulin pump. While she's maintained good control since then, she's rebuilt the trust between her and her family from all those years of lying about her blood sugars.