Sage Donnelly in a kayak on rapid water

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/22751624/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/3e9ccc/” width=”100%” scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_469_Final_Sage_Kayak.mp3″ libsyn_item_id=”22751624″ height=”90″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”3e9ccc” player_use_thumbnail=”use_thumbnail” use_download_link=”use_download_link” download_link_text=”Download” /]Sage Donnelly started kayaking with her father at age two, when he’d sit her in the boat next to him. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 3 and got right back in the water. After watching competitions for several more years, at age seven she told her parents she wanted to compete. She wasn’t kiddng!

Donnelly was the Jr. Women’s Freestyle World Championship and earned a spot in the Olympics. More recently, she’s decided to go in another direction and shares what prompted the change. We talk about how she keeps her diabetes gear protected in the water, treating lows during 3-day remote adventures and more.

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