Type 1 Cross Country Skier, Kris Freeman, to Compete at Winter Olympics


According to a press release published by PR Newswire, Kris Freeman was picked for the US Olympic Ski Team, and is expected to compete in up to five events at the 2010 Olympic Games taking place this February in Vancouver Canada.
Freeman was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2000 at age 19 and was told he would he would never be able to compete because of his diabetes. Freeman is insulin dependent and will be using an insulin pump in the upcoming Olympic Games.
Off the snow Freeman focuses on diabetes education. He travels for his sponsor Eli Lilly and Company to children’s diabetes camps across the U.S. to speak to campers about their disease.

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