I was diagnosed with diabetes in 1996. I have had easy years and hard years. When I ran out of motivation after fighting hard for twelve years, I turned to adventure to provide the motivation I sought starting with a 100-mile solo sail down the Florida Keys. I followed it up by leading the first ever, all type 1 diabetic team to finish the 12.5-mile Swim Around Key West and leading another type 1 team stand up paddling 100-miles up the Intracoastal Waterway in North Carolina. I have been featured in Diabetes Forecast Magazine, Insulin Nation, Diabetes Mine, A Sweet Life, and the Union Tribune.