As of todays writing (335), Project 365 has tallied 72,809 feet of vertical gain. I am excited to approach todays question regarding how Diabetes interferes with climbing. The truth is that I don’t think it does. I think that there are always a million reasons not to place ourselves in a position of challenge or uncertainty, but that is just life and human nature. Diabetes is quite simply a reason–either a reason to get after it and be strong, or a reason to say ‘the hell with it’ and stop trying.
I was recently asked if I felt like Project 365 has been a success in terms of raising awareness and empowering people with Diabetes. I believe that the essence of this project has been to really hammer home the idea that Diabetes is simply a reason and that what it prompts us to do is our choice.