Climb with Pro Skier Lauren Salko

Climb with Pro Skier Lauren Salko, March 23, 2019 We are very excited to partner with Tandem Diabetes Care to bring you two (yes, TWO!) Climb with Pro Skier Lauren Salko events on March 23, 2019. This is your chance to meet and climb with Lauren Salko, who competes in freestyle skiing competitions all around […]

Rock Climbing Event, April 6, 2019, Warwick, RI

We will be hosting an indoor rock climbing event, 2-5 pm on April 6, 2019, Central Rock Gym, Warwick, RI. Brandon Denson is going to be our very special guest at the event. Brandon is an American Ninja Warrior and is Outreach Manager for JDRF New England. This is a great chance to climb with […]

Climbing Mount Rainier: Insulin for Everyone

Hi! I’m Liam Scott. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 7. I am aware how lucky I have been to have access to the supplies I need to keep myself healthy. There are so many people who have limited or no access to the insulin and glucose testing supplies that they […]

Is Everyone Else Healthy?

I spent Friday night in an emergency department with my daughter so that she could be evaluated after taking nasty fall during a climbing competition. (She’s going to be fine. She just needs to let a neck sprain and mild concussion heal.) When the resident who was taking Grace’s medical history asked about family history […]

A Common Language

At our most recent climbing event for families affected by type 1 diabetes, we were laughing about how both t1d and climbing have their own language. When we’re out in public and ask Liam if he’s high, we sometimes get curious looks from strangers. Climbing is the same way, with smearing, dynoing, and belaying. This […]

Beta Cell Survivor Guilt

Earlier this week, I had the great privilege of attending the MasterLab workshop in diabetes advocacy. A great big thank you to Diabetes Advocates, a component of the Diabetes Hands Foundation, for hosting an inspiring and informative panel of speakers for the day. Dr. Mark Heyman (who has a website that is definitely worth exploring) […]