Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
February 19, 2001
Exercise and Sports
Question from Oregon, USA:
Could you tell if there are any professional endurance athletes that have diabetes? I've seen a professional tri-athlete that was but forgot his name.
Although at this time I am personally not aware of anyone in particular who fits the “professional endurance athlete” category, there are many successful endurance athletes out there who also live with diabetes. You may wish to contact the International Diabetic Athletes Association.
[Editor’s comment: The person you are trying to think of is probably Bill Carlson, who won the Iron Man Triathalon several years ago (see Exercise: The Best Pace is Your Own Pace in the JDRF Countdown magazine for a mention of Bill, and hints about exercise). Also, the Olympic swimmer (I think that’s endurance!) Gary Hall has diabetes and is planning to be at our 2001 Conference and Expo.