Category Archives: Inspiration

Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Mixed Martial Arts Reveals Hidden Strengths

Rob Cooper isn’t one to shy away from a challenge.

After the Illinois native’s diagnosis of type 1 diabetes at 14, the teen who never really thought of himself as an athlete began mixed martial arts training, a rigorous physical …

Molly Martin, Motocross Racer

Molly Martin is a vibrant and energetic 18-year-old from Texas who’s had type 1 diabetes since the age of two. Five years ago, Molly took up motocross racing. She says, “I love riding motocross—it’s just you and the bike. I …

Diabetes Heroes Come In All Ages

Last summer, I led the third annual swim-run biathlon for the Barton Center for Diabetes Education, which hosts two Massachusetts camps for children with type 1-Camp Joslin for boys and Camp Clara Barton for girls. It was at Camp Joslin …