Last fall, Jen Davino completed a major milestone on her way to crossing the finish line of the Ironman Lake Placid Ironman -- she completed the Toughman Half Triathlon in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. A profile I wrote appears in the March issue of Triathlete Magazine. Over 23 million people in the U.S. suffer from diabetes and a surprisingly high number of those don't even realize it.
For many people, the diagnosis of diabetes means a life of continual health issues and severely restricted activity. Jen refuses to live her life in this manner. Several years ago, she decided not only to learn how to remain physically active, but one day actually hear the words, "Jen Davino, you are an Ironman!" Her first chance for the honor will come this summer in Lake Placid.
As I learned speaking to Jen, managing insulin levels during an event like this requires an enormous amount of knowledge. Surprisingly, there are few readily available sources of information for people wishing to follow in her footsteps. She found most support through online networks of active people managing the disease. Watch for more about that here in the future.
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