Type 1 diabetes is a double-edged sword. For most of my life, the word diabetes would make me shudder. It would make me recall moments of anguish, fear, stress, and a tremendous weight that comes along with a chronic illness. The word diabetes also made me feel completely alone.
David van der Vloet is from Belgium and an avid cyclist and triathlete. He also lives with type 1 diabetes.
Khalid Keshta was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2011 on the day of his 18th birthday. It’s a familiar story to begin with. He remembers it all very clearly, “I started to lose a lot of weight, yet I was athletic.
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