This week’s guest, Julie De Vos has been skiing about since she could walk. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 11 she’s now a coach with Riding on Insulin & program director for Connected in Motion. Julie was determined to keep skiing after her diagnosis and shares the challenges she faced as a young competitor. As an adult, a Google search led her to Connected in Motion, a Canadian diabetes athlete group and then Riding on Insulin, which encourages kids and adults with T1D to participate in action sports.

Julie talks about the importance of metal health in diabetes management, looks back on her years living with T1D and offers some advice for parents and caregivers of people with diabetes.

In this episode, Stacey also talks about the American Diabetes Association’s new statement and petition in support of affordable insulin and previews Diabetes Podcast Week, which starts 2/6/2017.