Gary Schmidt was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2002 at the age of 29. Three years ago he started running and has since completed three marathons, a Half Ironman (a Full Ironman is in the works for 2012) and many other races and triathlons. He’s involved with Insulindependence
, an organization that helps and inspires people with diabetes to live a healthy and active lifestyle through adaptive management strategies and hands-on experience.
Like many people with diabetes, Gary enjoys seeing a 100 mg/dl pop up on his blood glucose meter. About a year ago he came up with the idea for OneHundredBG.com, a place to celebrate “100’s” with pictures. Finally, with some encouragement and inspiration from good friend and fellow type 1 diabetic, Emily Tiberio he got the site going. Emily explains what One Hundred BG is:
No one around would really understand if you started running up and down the isles of the grocery store for high-fives and fist bumps. No one could truly celebrate with you – your one moment of pure diabetic satisfaction. 100mg/dL…perfect, beautiful…and in an instant? Gone…
OneHundredBG.com immortalizes your perfect moments and puts them on display for the world to see and celebrate with you.
OneHundredBG.com is a Hall of Fame for people with diabetes. The gratifying sight of a 100mg/dL…Post it. Flaunt it. Share it.
You can follow Gary on Twitter at @garyschmidt and also check out his blog about all things dealing with running and doing triathlons with type 1 diabetes at http://www.runningwitht1.com.