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Professional cyclist Becky Furuta was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2007 when she was twenty-eight years old and 20 weeks pregnant with her second child. Diabetes runs in her family, so when she came home from an easy bike ride and guzzled three bottles of water in a row, she knew what was wrong. Furuta was relieved when the doctor told her she had diabetes because it was an easily identifiable problem with a solution. “That afternoon I went for a bike ride to reassure myself that I could still do it.” She hasn’t stopped riding since.

Read more of this blog at Diabetes Self Management.