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10 fun facts about type 1 diabetic and US Olympic cross-country skier Kris Freeman

Kris Freeman is set to race at 5 a.m. EST tomorrow.

As a newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic, I started doing some research on him. Here are 10 fun facts about this diathlete!

Click on the fact to see its source.

1. Kris was a high school runner. 

2. His brother was a 2006 Olympian in cross-country skiing.

3. This sweatbetes pro listens to Motley Crue, Velvet Revolver and Guns n Roses.

4. The four time Olympian dblogs at krisfreeman.net and he has been updating from Sochi.

5. The Team USA member uses Omnipod and the One Touch Ultra.

6. At 2 years old, Kris was already skiing. 

7. Sorry all, he’s taken. I included this tidbit because when searching, one of the top search results I found was “Kris Freeman girlfriend”.

8. This is the first photo that pops up if you Google image Kris Freeman.

9. Even he has dealt with insurance troubles.

10.  My favourite quote: “I want to make sure that no other child is told that they have to give up their dreams when diagnosed with diabetes. Being an Olympic athlete allows me to send an important message to everyone living with diabetes: You can do anything with this disease as long as you manage it properly.”

Here’s a video from 2013 on Freeman via dLife.

Follow Kris on Twitter. 

Let’s all cheer him on tomorrow!

J

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3 comments on “10 fun facts about type 1 diabetic and US Olympic cross-country skier Kris Freeman

  1. kjames041208
    February 14, 2014

    Love this! Thank you for sharing it! I love watching him as he’s so inspiring and hopefully he clears up some misconceptions about T1D!!

  2. Inspiring blog! Thank you for always looking to encourage the T1d community.

    Sent from my iPhone.

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  3. Pingback: I’m going for Olympic gold with type 1 diabetes | t1dactiveliving

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