Get ready to shred down the mountain and not let your diabetes stop you! Riding On Insulin is a great place to meet other kids and teens like you. Pro-snowboarder and Type 1 diabetic Sean Busby will take you on the ride of your life, showing you how to manage your diabetes on the mountain when altitude, humidity and climate all play a role.
Riding On Insulin will take place on January 4-5th, 2013 at Cairngorm Mountain and Macdonald Aveimore Resort.
Riding On Insulin camps are open to beginners, intermediate and advanced riders ages 7-17 living with type 1 diabetes, and their siblings (without type 1 diabetes). The day is spent on the mountain, skiing or snowboarding in groups with kids of the same ability level as you! Coaches (many of whom have type 1 diabetes) are out there assigned to groups helping with your skiing and snowboarding skills, as are medical staff to help you with your diabetes management. The program is a family-friendly event where parents are encouraged to attend a parent networking session in the morning, as well as take advantage of discounted lift tickets during the day and ski on their own. Saturday night, Sean Busby will give a presentation after a dinner banquet at Macdonald Aveimore Resort about his story with diabetes as well as photos from his expeditions to some of the world's most remote mountains in Iceland, Antarctica, Patagonia and more.
Riding On Insulin has a limited amount of scholarships available for camp worth £100 each for kids/teens living with type 1 diabetes. To apply, email Mollie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Riding On Insulin is accepting applications for volunteers 18+ for this event—experience on snow is not always necessary, but encouraged. We take on-snow coaches with type 1 diabetes (or someone with a connection to type 1 diabetes), on-snow medical volunteers (nurses, diabetes educators, doctors, etc. that enjoy skiing and snowboarding), and indoor medical volunteers (no skiing or snowboarding experience needed). Riding On Insulin doesn't offer monetary compensation, but will assist with lodging for the weekend, as well as provide complimentary meals, lift tickets, and rentals on Saturday. If you, or someone you know is interested in applying to volunteer, visit this link for all the information: http://www.ridingoninsulin.org/?page_id=681