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Rock Climbing Event, June 1, 2019, Scarborough, ME

DUE TO AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE TO THIS EVENT, WE HAVE REACHED CAPACITY AND HAVE CLOSED REGISTRATION. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PUT ON A WAIT LIST, PLEASE EMAIL US AT ROCKTYPE1DIABETES@GMAIL.COM.

We are very excited to announce our first Rock Type 1 event in Maine, scheduled for June 1st, 2-5 pm at Salt Pump Climbing Co, 36 Haigis Parkway, Scarborough, ME. This indoor rock climbing event is free for kids and teens with type 1 diabetes and their siblings. This is a great chance to climb and connect with others affected by t1d. Space for this event is limited. Please register soon if you plan to join us. We hope to see you on June 1st!

 

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

WE HAVE REACHED CAPACITY FOR THIS EVENT AND HAVE CLOSED PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION. WE STILL HAVE SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR OUR EVENTS IN CT ON 3/23.

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 an American Ninja Warrior and hear about all of the great things that JDRF is doing. It’s going to be an awesome afternoon of climbing and connecting with other families affected by type 1 diabetes. Please register if you plan to attend. As with all our events, this event is free for kids and teens with type 1 diabetes and their siblings. We hope to see you there!

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 need just to survive, especially in the developing world. My family and I are climbing Mount Rainier and are hoping to use our climb to raise awareness and funds for the work that Insulin for Life-USA is doing. They provide insulin and other supplies to the developing world and emergency supplies to areas affected by natural disasters in the U.S. and around the world. They are saving the lives of people with type 1 diabetes every single day. My goal is to raise $10,000. Please donate here if you can. They also accept donations of insulin and supplies. To find out how to donate these items, please visit their website. To date, I have raised $2000 and, with the help of Camp Surefire and participants at our events, I have shipped over $10,000 in supplies to Insulin for Life-USA. Contributions are tax deductible. Thank you to everyone who has supported Insulin for Life-USA and their life-saving mission!

Rumney Outdoor Climbing Weekend 2018

Rumney Outdoor Climbing Weekend 2018

Rock Climbing Event, March 18, 2017, Central Rock Gym, Watertown, MA

March 18, 2017 Rock Climbing Event

 

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 conversation made me stop and think about how refreshing it can be to spend time with people who share my language. That’s not to say that I mind explaining t1d to people. I’m flattered when people care enough about Liam and our family to want to know more about his medical condition. It’s just that it’s REALLY hard to explain because it is SO complicated. I often find myself saying things like, “…and that works most of the time but sometimes it just doesn’t.”

I like spending time with parents who I know are in the trenches with us. Parents who know what it’s like to look at a meter reading and be totally caught off guard when your child is low or high for no apparent reason. Parents who understand the anxiety and the fear. Parents who share the sleepless nights. Parents who would do anything to take this burden away from our kids. Parents who share a common desire to give our kids lives without limits while keeping them safe.

By Susan Ramsey

Rumney, NH Climbing Weekend August 5-7, 2016

Come camp and climb with us in Rumney, NH, a world class sport climbing area. Contact us at rocktype1diabetes@gmail.com for more information.

 

Rock Type 1 Climbing Event-March 12, 2016

We’re hosting a free climbing event for kids and teens with type 1 diabetes and their siblings on March 12th, 2016, 5-7 pm, Central Rock Gym, Worcester, MA. While kids climb, parents can attend a presentation by Toni Fiori, RD and Nancy McShea, RN, CDE on “Power Food.” At 7 pm, Erin Spineto, founder of Sea Peptide Salties, is going to talk to us about how she uses adventure as a powerful motivator to stay on top of her t1d management. It’s going to be a great evening of climbing and connecting with other families affected by type 1 diabetes. Please register if you plan to attend. We hope to see you there!