In September, I was honored to be asked by Will Sanchez to be on his show; ‘Gotta Run With Will’. Previous guests have included some local celebrities of the NYC running scene; Nicole Sin Quee, Francis Laros, Deanna Culbreath, Jonathan Cane and Terence Gerchberg. I had a great time being his guest discussing my running resume, managing diabetes and of course the Leadville 100 in honor of my Uncle Dave!
Will is a true part of NYC running. He has been a member of New York Road Runners since 2003, worked as a mentor with Team in Training (Leukemia and Lymphoma Research) and attends the famous NYC Run Club; where I have met 99% of my New York friends! Thank you Will and the team at Gotta Run with Will.
The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center have just released the September e-newsletter and look who’s the main feature; your rundiabetes CEO Stephen England! Credit goes out to Troy Finn, Assistant Vice President for Development at NBDC and Michele Hoos, Communications Manager for Columbia University Medical Center who interviewed me and put this all together.
The article, click here; http://www.nbdiabetes.org/?p=3345 highlights different parts of my life with diabetes; early diagnosis struggles with the combination of athletics and diabetes, searching for the right endocrinologist in New York, my recent 100 mile challenge at Leadville and my future race goals. I hope you like it.
I will be seeing my Naomi Berrie team next week for my quarterly appointment before I head out to the mid-west for my next race; the Chicago Marathon on October 7th where I hope to PR!
Hi, I’m Stephen England. An Englishman in New York, a dedicated runner, and one of almost 3 million in the US who just happens to live with type 1 diabetes.
May 1994; my world came crashing down at 14 years old. No, actually, that was just me fainting when the nurse told me “you have type 1 diabetes”. After a week of significant weight loss, lack of appetite, frequent thirst, urination and a desert forming in my mouth, you would think I would have been relieved to find out what was wrong with me. No, I just became more scared. All I knew about diabetes was it involved injections and I hate injections! I questioned how my life would, from this day forward, completely change.
May 2012; my diabetes is well controlled, I am in the best shape of my life and will be running my first ever 100 mile race this August at the famous Leadville Trail 100 in the Colorado Rockies. Completely change? Only for the better!
rundiabetes.com is my blog to share all things running and diabetes. “I run diabetes, diabetes does not run me”.