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Miles Harkleroad has lived with type 1 diabetes and still is a rock climber and helicopter skiier in Alaska.
The article was published in March 2013.
Teenagers with type 1 diabetes in Chicago met Miles Harkleroad. They had the opportunity to climb with him. They could also hear his sport stories and discuss diabetes management in extreme conditions.
Miles speaks about the challenges he has faced as a diabetic rock climber and helicopter skiier.
For example how he protects his insulin from heat while climbing or from cold while skiing.
“Miles experiences showed teens that having diabetes has never prevented him from doing the things he loves to do!”
Here is the article from the Chicago tribune : Local Rock Climber/Helicopter Skier Discusses Diabetes Management with Teens
Credit : Photo made by Davide Costanzo. "