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86: Type I Diabetes: Bitter or Better? with Tracy Herbert

Tracy Herbert was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes at 17 years old and her life dramatically changed forever. She chooses to not let diabetes control her lifestyle and is soaring to new heights within the diabetic community. Her most notorious accomplishment is biking over 3500 miles across the United States. In this episode:

  • Diagnosed with Type I diabetes at 17 years old while fighting for her life in the ICU
  • The stress and hopelessness that comes with a diabetes management regimen plan including the news that she will never have kids
  • Deciding to be better or bitter
  • How the flu was a catalyst to set her autoimmune disease into motion which initiated late onset, Type I Diabetes
  • Why Type I diabetes patients need insulin shots multiple times a day and cannot live without it
  • The partnership between a patient and doctor in improving treatment plans
  • Mouth. Move.
  • Becoming a diabetes coach and helping others thrive with this diagnosis
  • Find Your Why is important
  • Finishing a new “celebration” each decade including biking 3500 miles across the USA
  • Hearing inspirational stories throughout the entire journey
  • From San Francisco to Brooklyn and finishing on the Dr. Oz show
  • Riding with no food and limited water and getting lost on a mountain while trying to maintain her blood sugar levels
  • Speaking on stage and her goals for the future

You can find out more information at www.tracyherbert.com and you can email her at tracy@tracyherbert.com. Tune into her podcast, Your Diabetes Breakthrough.

83: Find Your Inner Gold with Karen Darke

Karen Darke became paralyzed from the chest down in a climbing accident but became a Silver Medalist and Gold Medalist in the Paralympics representing England. In this episode:

  • Growing up with a passion for rock climbing
  • What happened during her climbing accident in Scotland?
  • Running out of strength under an overhang and falling onto rocks below
  • Waking up 3 days later and hearing that she is paralyzed from the chest down
  • Her friend’s climbing accident death helped her live life to the fullest after her accident
  • Removing herself from the mountains temporarily to heal emotionally
  • Cycling through the Himalayan Mountains with friends for six weeks
  • Kayaking from Vancouver to Alaska without transporting her wheelchair
  • Crossing Greenland on a sit-skit
  • Winning the Silver Medal in the 2012 Paralympics in her home country England
  • Winning the Gold Medal in the 2016 Paralympics
  • Breaking the land speed record at 41.86mph
  • The number 79 and the Quest 79 mission – Find Your Inner Gold at the Pole of Possibility

You can learn more about Karen at karendarke.com and on Instagram @handbikedarke

1: Fighting Cancer with Phil Taylor

Our guest, Phil Taylor, explains the highs and lows he has experienced during his current fight with cancer. Hear how his perspective on his situation propels him to flourish in the midst of this strenuous battle. You will hear:

  • Of the ability to find optimism in any situation
  • The mindset it takes to overcome health-related adversity
  • The decision to walk in faith no matter what happens