Next month in Vancouver 29-year-old, Kris Freeman will remind everyone that type-1 diabetes does not have to stand in the way of Olympic glory. He is a three-time Olympian, and the second most successful American cross-country skier of all time. Kris is currently slated to compete in five(!) events in the 2010 Winter Games: the 15 km freestyle, the individual sprint, the 30 km pursuit, the team sprint, and the 50 km mass start classic. Good thing he's got an omnipod strapped on so that his ski poles don't get tangled up in tubing.
I hope lots of kids with type-1 cheer Kris on and get inspired to go for the gold despite of their disease.