43 years old, developed diabetes in 1984
DCCT/EDIC study participant since 1988
Married (Betsy King, BSN-school nurse)
Father of 2 children (Billy-9 & Megan-11)
Marathon Runner-10 since pump including Boston twice ('97 &
'98) and Phila.('96, '97 and '02) Currently training to compete in
both the Las Vegas and Boston Marathons early next year.
Insulin pump wearer since 6/96
ADA Associate Volunteer Leadership Counsel member in Pennsylvania
ADA Team Diabetes Marathon Coach
National Board Member of the Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association
Past speaker at Team Diabetes Events in Dublin, Maui, Kona,
National Motivational Speaker at diabetes conferences, camps
and support groups
and/or Speaking Topics
Exercise Is King
Balancing Life with Diabetes
Diabetes and Exercise
Running with Your Meter (and your strips, and your insulin,
and your glucose tabs
The Exercise Rx - "getting the right start to your diabetes
Diabetes Positive, Spring 2001:
people, running a marathon is only a distant dream. But for Bill
King it's very much a reality. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in
1984, he's run seven marathons since 1996. Two years ago he ran
the prestigious and grueling Boston Marathon in a blistering three
hours and nine minutes.
What's the secret
to his success? He credits his excellent health to several things.
One of them
is a positive attitude. "One of the key components to dealing
with diabetes successfully is keeping an upbeat attitude,"
Bill says. "Keeping diabetes under control is labor-intensive.
It's a ton of work. The people who do it most successfully are those
who stay positive about it."
keeping tight control over his blood sugar levels. Bill was a participant
in the landmark Diabetes Control and Complications Trial, which
proved beyond doubt that intensive treatment of diabetes, reduces
the risk of complications dramatically.
"There was a time in my life when I accepted the idea that
one day I would die from complications of diabetes," Bill says.
"But I don't believe that any more." Bill started using
an insulin pump in 1996 and he swears by it. He's such a fan, in
fact, that two years ago he left a good job with Kodak to go to
work for the Animas Corporation, which manufactures the insulin
pump he wears today
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