Friday, August 16, 2013

7 Continents 7 Adventures, with Diabetes

Chris Southwell, a professional snowboarder, is not only able to navigate snowy mountainsides, but also maneuvers around his condition, type 1 diabetes.

Diagnosed in his early 20s, Southwell was working in France when he started experiencing unquenchable thirst, drinking liters of water a day. He describes his first brush with diabetes as “a bit scary” and was hospitalized for ten days to bring his glucose levels back to normal.

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