I’m always grateful when people share their inspiring stories of living with type 1 diabetes. Sometimes, though, I’m just in awe.

Kris Freeman was diagnosed while training for the 2002 Winter Olympics. He was told he could no longer compete on an elite level, but apparently, he disagreed.

Three Olympics later, Freeman is the only acknowledged type 1 diabetic endurance athlete in Olympic history. He talked with me at the CWD FFL expo: