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jim thornton
February 7th, 2007, 01:07 PM
I have a request for the extremely knowledgable swimmers out there. My editor has recently asked me to write an article for Best Life magazine's "father issue" on a man who has overcome Type II diabetes and helped his kids (who either have the same condition or signs of pre-diabetes) overcome their condition, as well, via exercise, better diet, and possibly medication.

If you know anybody--masters swimmers, triathletes, runners, or any other kind of athlete--who fits this bill, please let me know. I'd ideally like to profile the father and his kid(s) on what steps they've done to overcome this increasingly common problem. I know so many of you guys have bequeathed a love of swimming, and its myriad of health benefits, to your own kids that I am hoping somebody out there can relate to this specific situation.

Thanks! You can either post a reply here, PM me, or send me an email directly to JamesThornton1@comcast.com

Muppet
February 7th, 2007, 01:35 PM
Gary Hall Jr. is a pretty well-publicized example.
:dedhorse:

jim thornton
February 7th, 2007, 01:40 PM
Alas, he has the juvenile onset kind, right? Type I, where the pancreas stops making insulin altogether. Plus, he doesn't have kids yet, does he?

Muppet
February 7th, 2007, 01:42 PM
Alas, he has the juvenile onset kind, right? Type I, where the pancreas stops making insulin altogether. Plus, he doesn't have kids yet, does he?

Oh yeah, duh! Oh well. :dedhorse:

Warren
February 7th, 2007, 04:03 PM
Alas, he has the juvenile onset kind, right? Type I, where the pancreas stops making insulin altogether. Plus, he doesn't have kids yet, does he?

you're right, he does have type 1. But he does have a kid now, a daughter thats about a year old.