Even though I’m still getting ready for this weekend’s Children with Diabetes event, it’s hard to keep my mind from drifting to the next rodeo on the calendar, a day at Snow Summit with the Riding on Insulin crew.
Riding on Insulin (ROI) is a great organization that introduces children with diabetes to snowboarding or skiing, through the instruction and inspiration of founder, pro-snowboarder, and fellow PWD Sean Busby and his wife/partner Mollie. Participants are encouraged to learn more about their diabetes management and their potential as PWDs through the challenges and shared learning experiences that a day on the slopes provides. Riding on Insulin has grown rapidly, and now has camps in 4 different countries (here’s their full 2013 schedule).
Not only will GlucoLift be passing out samples and giving away some prizes (not to mention be in the pockets of all coaches/volunteers), but I’ll be an on-mountain volunteer, which I’m thrilled about. I started skiing when I was 4, and it’s always been one of my favorite things to do, and something I never considered giving up after my diagnosis. Hopefully I’ll be able to share my passion for the mountain with the next generation, and pick up some on-slope diabetes management tips and tricks for myself! There are still a few spots left for next weekend’s program, so if you’re interested, get in touch with ROI right away!