Charlie Rabe, longtime T1D, Level 2 PSIA Snowboard Instructor:
"Typically you have a ton of pockets on your gear. Knowing where your stuff is located can be critical. For that reason, I assign pockets for my diabetes supplies that stay constant through the season. Example: right ‘hand warmer’ jacket pocket is always my candy pocket, or low supplies pocket. Candy pocket just sounds more fun. Also, all the sour patch kid sugar that spills out is confined to that one pocket and the rest stay pretty clean."
Emily George, T1D, skier and graphic designer:
" I reuse a M&M's Minis tube for my low supplies (any kind of candy in there really) for a winter coat. The key difference between this tube and a standard glucose tab tube is the cap is attached. Easy to pop open with a glove on and resealable. No fumbling with taking gloves off and opening wrappers. Also: keep a hand warmer near your pump."
Geoffrey Kruse, Insulin Pump software developer for Tandem Diabetes Care:
"Pumps should be worn as close to the body as possible (innermost layer) to prevent exposing it to extreme temperatures and wind chill. This includes tubing for tubes pumps. The insulin in exposed tubing can freeze pretty rapidly. I’ve seen pumpers who have the pump nice and warm next to their skin but the tubing is hanging out."
Riding On Insulin is stoked to announce an exciting partnership with clothing and lifestyle brand Wears Woody.
As ROI prepares to host more than 350 kids at its U.S. winter shred camps in 2019, Wears Woody is joining us in our mission to activate and connect with the Type 1 diabetes community through shared experience and action sports.
Cruising the country in its funky Wagoneer for the past six years, Wears Woody has built an amazing following and outfitted thousands living with or impacted by diabetes. Mike Norwood, the brand’s founder, has lived with T1D for forty years and he couldn’t be any more passionate for the cause and our partnership.
“I’ve always believed that diabetes should not be a barrier to a great, meaningful life. Being active and taking in all the outdoors has to offer is an important piece of that. The programs Sean and his crew have put together, and continue to build at ROI, align perfectly with the way I look at life and the mission at our company: Chase your wildest dreams and look great doing it.”
The partnership features three key elements for this inaugural winter season: