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 […]

Weekend of Outdoor Climbing with Rock Type 1, July 28-29, 2018

Rock Type 1 is hosting a weekend of outdoor rock climbing in Rumney, NH, for families affected by type 1 diabetes. Rumney is a world class sport climbing area. No experience is necessary, and we can supply the climbing gear. The climbs at Rumney start at the beginner level. We hike in to the climbing […]

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) […]

TMI

I have always loved data. When I was in 2nd grade, my mom forced me to get a really short haircut because she was tired of trying to get the knots out of my longer hair. She tried to convince me that it was flattering. I decided to prove her wrong by administering a survey […]