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Thriving With Type 1: Stories of Success


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Adam Tau, a New York financial executive, showcases celebrities, government officials, and athletes who have also been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and have grown to have successful careers.

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Thriving With Type 1: Stories of Success

  1. 1. Securities offered through North Ridge Securities Corp. | Members, FINRA/SIPC/MSRB | 1895 Walt Whitman Road Melville, NY 11747 | 631.420.4242. THRIVING WITH TYPE 1: STORIES OF SUCCESS
  2. 2. I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH DIABETES AT AGE EIGHT If there’s anything I’ve learned in the past quarter of a century, it’s that my diabetes is not about to hold me back, and it never will. I love sharing what I’ve learned on this blog, but at the end of the day no one can better speak to just how limitless life with diabetes can be than these extraordinary individuals.
  3. 3. JAY CUTLER With diabetes, it seems almost impossible to make it in the NFL — but that’s exactly what Jay Cutler did. He tells fans that he carefully monitors his blood sugar at all times, making sure to go into each game at 100 and 150 mg/dL and checking every time he leaves the field between the first and second quarters.  Most of all, he doesn’t let anyone limit him. NFL QUARTERBACK
  4. 4. CHRIS DUDLEY Chris Dudley was diagnosed with T1D at age sixteen. His biggest fear was not being able to play the sport he loved, but he defied all expectations and went on to play in the league for 16 years, earning respect for his performance in 886 games. To help others follow their dreams the way he did, he started the Chris Dudley Foundation and basketball camps to inspire kids with diabetes to live well and healthily despite the disease. NBA
  5. 5. GARY HALL When Gary Hall was diagnosed with diabetes, he was told he would never compete again. That very year, he won his first (but not last) individual gold medal for America in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Four years later, he took home both a gold and bronze medal, making him the oldest man in 80 years to win gold for the U.S. He went on to work intensely in fundraising efforts for a cure. OLYMPIC SWIMMER
  6. 6. KEN FREEMAN Despite living with diabetes, Kris Freeman hasn’t missed a single Olympic Game since 2002. Monitoring your blood glucose during intense physical activity can be tough work for anyone — Freedman does it at 7,000 feet! “Diabetes only gets in the way when you let it. It can be very difficult at times, but you’ve got to push through the hard times. It’s not always going to go right, but if it doesn’t go right, you can learn better for next time.”- KF OLYMPIC SKIER
  7. 7. JUSTICE SONIA SOTOMAYOR It isn’t just sports heroes who are breaking boundaries for people with diabetes. When Justice Sotomayor was appointed to the Supreme Court, many questioned whether her lifelong diabetes (diagnosed at age 8) would hold her back and make her unfit for the job. She proved the naysayers wrong when she was sworn in as the first justice of the high court to serve with Type 1.
  8. 8. VICTOR GARBER The long days on set must have been trying, but it didn’t stop Victor Garber from earning six Emmy Award nominations and appearing on television, in movies, and on the stage. You might know him from “Alias,” “Titanic,” and “Sweeney Todd.” Today, he works to support children who think their lives are over when they are diagnosed, and he stands as pretty great proof of how wrong they are. ACTOR
  9. 9. Securities offered through North Ridge Securities Corp. | Members, FINRA/SIPC/MSRB | 1895 Walt Whitman Road Melville, NY 11747 | 631.420.4242. FOR MORE PLEASE VISIT: ADAMTAU.NET