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Uploaded on Mar 15, 2011
This video, featuring Triabetes Triathlon Club captain Tiffany Heindel of the Great Lakes Region, is one of a ten-part film series.
The "Give it A Shot" films follow ten individuals with Type 1 Diabetes who accepted the challenge of completing an Ironman triathlon to demonstrate that diabetes doesn't limit them and to educate others in the diabetic community that exercise is essential in management of the condition.
Triabetes is a program of the nonprofit organization Insulindependence, which aims to "revolutionize diabetes management" by inspiring people to set personal fitness goals. The organization's founders recognized the lack of leadership, in the area of fitness and recreation for people with diabetes and advocate that the most effective and influential system of support is the diabetic community itself and that they learned more from tracking and sharing experiences than in any doctor's office or medical journal. The captains have accepted the responsibility to help build this network.