[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/11886422/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/445599/” width=”100%” height=”90″ scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” use_download_link=”” download_link_text=”” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/diabetesconnections/Ep_258_Final_T1D_Military_Mark_Thompson.mp3″ theme=”custom” custom_color=”445599″ libsyn_item_id=”11886422″ /]With Veteran’s Day later this month.. we’re talking about T1D in the military. Yes, you can serve with type 1 diabetes, but there’s a catch. You have to be diagnosed while you’re already enlisted. That’s what happened to Sergeant Major Mark Thompson.

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Mark shares his story and has advice for young people with diabetes who want to enlist and find that they aren’t allowed.

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In Tell Me Something Good, a study at Ft Bragg that is changing the military’s perception of type 1 diabetes.. and how a canoe trip through the Canadian wilderness changed one family’s perception of life with diabetes.

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