I had the pleasure of speaking with Bill King in the afternoon group session about being a Type 1 Athlete. Bill is an amazing person and a great runner. In our session I believe that we complemented one another very well. I was impressed with the number of people that attended our session and even more impressed with the number of people who stayed after our talk to talk with Bill and I one on one.
Sitting with Bill at lunch I learned a lot about what I will need to do when I run the marathon in November. It is always nice to speak with someone that has already ran the NYC Marathon. A lot of the little things that I was not thinking about Bill brought up and told me the importance of having my meter with me and making sure that I eat every twenty minutes while running. It is weird I always ate on the bike but never thought to eat while running. I'm so happy that I was able to get to know Bill on a personal level I couldn't ask for a better diabetes and running "coach".
While Leanne and I were walking the health fair floor we saw so many people that have helped us in our fight against diabetes and have helped me to get where I am as an athlete. We also learned a lot about the new diabetes technology that will be available as soon as the beginning of next year. I love my medtronic pump but looking at the T:Slim insulin pump and the work that they are doing with dexcom has me very excited!! T:Slim has taken the insulin pump to the next level, I did my best to find a fault with the pump and each time I thought I had I was told by one of the employees that the option was in the pump and shown how to access it. The future is here and I'm excited to hopefully have the new technology on my hip in the months to come.