I had this idea on the way to work this morning, while listening to a radio piece about cross-country skier Kris Freeman. Let's create a list of athletes with diabetes who are competing in the Winter Olympics this year, and keep track of their progress!
So, there's Kris Freeman.... Anyone know of others who are competing in Sochi?
I've been doing some research on past Olympians with diabetes, and here are the folks I've found:
Gary Hall, Jr. Gold medalist in swimming in 1996, 2000 and 2004. Type 1 diabetes.
Kevin Hansen Men's Volleyball Team, 2008. Type 1 Diabetes.
Sir Steven Redgrave, Olympic rower and 5-time gold medalist, 1984-2000
Pam Fernandes, Gold medalist in cycling, 2000 Paralympics. Type 1 diabetes
Missy Foy, Olympic Ultra Marathoner. Type 1 diabetes