From: "Peggy Harper" Date: Wed Jan 29, 2003 7:01:39 AM America/Phoenix To: Subject: Fw: diabetic runner
OK, here's the email and the guy's info. Good luck--Ron Horton (my friend) is one of the greatest people I've ever met, so I'm sure any friend of his is also a great guy! Probably appx. 50+ years old if that makes any difference.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ross Baker" To: Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 8:24 AM Subject: diabetic runner
Hello! I received your email via Ron Horton regarding the gentleman who had lost his pancreas and was now a diabetic. I would be happy to correspond with him regarding exercise, or any other questions he may have about diabetes. I have been a diabetic since 1992 and have fortunately been able to maintain a very active and fulfilling lifestyle despite the condition. Hopefully, I can give him some "real" advice about living with it that doesn't come from a medical textbook. My home email address is, in addition to the email address I am sending this email from. If he would prefer to speak by phone, my home number is (704) 549-0611. I look forward to hearing from him, and thanks for your attention to this.
God bless,
Ross Baker
From: "Jay Japka" Date: Mon Jan 13, 2003 12:28:50 PM America/Phoenix To: "'Christopher Plesko'" Subject: RE: [TRI-DRS] type 1 diabetic triathletes (and athletes)
Chris my wife has been a diabetic for 25 years and in the past few years has gotten an insulin pump. Though she is not an athletic person she has vast knowledge on her disease and of the insulin pump. If you like I'll give you her e-mail address, or I can forward anything to her. Let your dad know that the pump has been a godsend to our family. The pump has improved both her health dramatically and has given her freedom from needles. Pass good luck to him.
Jay Japka

Hi Chris, I'm a type one diabetic and have completed three ironman races as well as a large number of different distance races.  I'm 46 and have been a diabetic for 28 years.  If you have questions just email me.  There is an athletic diabetic association in the States and Canada which puts out quarterly news papers with interesting information check the web it is called the Diabetic Exercise and sports association.  
  Jim Molyneux Moore Stephens Cooper Molyneux LLP 701 Evans Avenue, 8th Floor Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9C 1A3 E-Mail : Phone  : 416-626-6000   Fax: 416-626-8650
From: "Steve McCarney"
Hey there Chris--  
I just wanted to touch base with you after receiving a message from my friend Steve (aka stv) from the Reston Tri Rats group (he's the message board moderator).  
Anyway, I've been doing triathlon for several years, and I am a Type I diabetic.  Over the past three years, I've been focusing on Ironman, but have done all distances.  I've assisted others on many occasions who have had questions about training, etc., even assisted some doctors who have had sports-minded clients with diabetes.  
So by all means, please feel free to drop me a line anytime if you'd like to bounce some things off of me.  But to put it right out there, I'm no doctor...I've only learned by doing and, yes, unfortunately by mistake on some occasions.  No question is too basic...especially if you have diabetes...which makes some usually mindless things require some serious thought and planning.  
Happy training!  
Date: Mon Jan 13, 2003 10:30:53 PM America/Phoenix To: Christopher Plesko Subject: Re: [TRI-DRS] type 1 diabetic triathletes (and athletes)
At 10:53 -0700 1/13/03, Christopher Plesko wrote: Hi everyone,
My dad recently had his pancreas removed and is obviously now a type 1 diabetic. Are there any triathletes or other athletes with type 1 diabetes? Any using the pump? He has a while still to recover from the surgery but once he's recovered wants to continue doing triathlons. He had done half ironman's last year and someday hopes to run his first marathon and do ironman. Any names or email addresses of diabetic athletes or just words of encouragement would be wonderful.
You might give Julieanne White a shout.
clm in sf
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 09:13:06 -0800 From: Tri Spike Subject: Re: IM with Diabetes
checked their sugars during the race and acted accordingly
If I had Diabetes and had to check my sugar during a race, I'd make sure to get in touch with Lifescan (or a competitor). They make the little meters that do the checking.
Their customer service/doctors MAY have advise for endurance athletes. Their marketing department will want to give you a lifetime supply of "stuff" and may want to splatter their name all over your jersey.
From: Date: Mon Jan 13, 2003 11:12:26 AM America/Phoenix To: Christopher.Plesko@COLORADO.EDU Subject: Re: [TRI-DRS] type 1 diabetic triathletes (and athletes)
I'm only a type 2 and recently started taking meds to help control my blood sugar but since being diagnosed I've done a handful of sprints, 3 oly's 2 Half IM's a couple half mary's and 1 full marathon. Diabetes will not limit him he will just have to be careful and make sure he always has food, his testing equipment and his meds. Occasionaly run across another diabetic triathlete on websites - currently there are two threads open about diabetic triathletes on the discussion boards for and a motivational diabetes story Don't know this group but maybe they can give some info: