Hey, I just recently got diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and am still adjusting. I play softball, field hockey, and basketball. I must say that it’s a handful but I am dealing. Today, I played my first real field hockey game and it didnt go as great as I wanted it to, but it wasn’t terrible. Right now I am just hoping that I will start feeling better and be able to play softball which is my number one and favorite sport. Hopefully I will be able to learn from people and connect with different people who go through this and it will help me along the way.

Thank You :slight_smile:

welcome to the site. congrats on your first field hockey game. check another new person here lauren she’s a type 1 softball player as well

Hey Sam!!!
I was diagnosed this past summer. I play softball and am holding strong so far. So I heard your pretty good and want to take on the varsity…I believe you can!!! I was doing the same thing at your age. But away I am defiantly here for ya if you have anything to ask.

I was diagnosed with T1 a year ago. I found TuD a month ago. TuD has helped me soooo much! Oh yea, I think your gonna like it here, welcome. : )

You can do it!! We just have to figure all this out. Hey, it’s gonna look like you commented on your own post since I have your photo :slight_smile: Love, Mom

You can do whatever you choose to do. I have had Type 1 for 50 years. That is not a typo. Fifty. I am happy to say, that over that time, I have played: football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, punchball,stickball, hockey, tennis, horseback riding, trampoline, jumped horses, swimming, skiing, running, bicycling, canoeing, rowing, waterskiing, motorcycling, road racing motorcycles,motocross, quad riding, ice skating, roller skating, and I am sure I have forgotten a few. There is a wealth of knowledge on this website on the ‘how to’ of it all, and wonderful support. There is also a book called ," Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook ", by Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, and I think I got my copy by Googling the title. It is a fountain of information on the relationship between specific types of exercise and the ability to regulate your needs. All can say is every time I get out there and do something athletic, my sense of empowerment is great. There is nothing like that feeling in the world. Yes, sometimes, I feel a little scared about whether I will go too high or too low, blood sugar wise, but I cannot let that stop me from doing what I do. I always tell the story of my early years, and back in the dark ages, we had no blood sugar testing at home. My treating doctor always urged my parents to let me do as many things as possible athletically, because it was the way to keep blood sugar in check, since we did not have a measurement to fine tune our insulin needs. So , to this day, I still believe in the theory. Now , we can fine tune in a way I never dreamed of. Enjoy, and go for it.

You will get back, don’t worry about it! I umpire baseball at the collegiate level, powerlift at a competition level and training for a half marathon. There is NO sport you can’t do with T1DM. Just have your meter and some gatorade handy and you will be absolutely fine!

Thank you everyone for all the comments, and welcoming me to this site!