Diabetics on Top of the World

| Jul 1, 2006

We all knew that he would do it sooner or later, and now he has. Will Cross became the first American with diabetes to summit Mount Everest—the highest point on earth. Cross, a 39-year-old father of six from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, made it to the 29,035-foot summit of Mount Everest on May 23, 2006.

Cross is the subject of a recently released documentary film called “Peaks and Poles: The Will Cross Story.” The attempt to scale Everest was his third, after previous attempts made in 2004 and 2005.

I know I speak for all people with diabetes when I say, Thanks Will. You make us all proud. This shows all of us, yet again, that having diabetes doesn’t need to keep us down. Let’s all look at the peaks in our lives—which one should we tackle next?

I reported in last month’s column that, at press time, Elliot Yamin was still going strong on American Idol. Well, it turns out that Elliot made it into the final three. Congratulations, Elliot! Seeing you out and proud, not hiding your diabetes, makes me feel great. You already are a hero to other diabetics everywhere.

Scott King
Type 1, 31 years (and counting)

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Four Things To Look For in This Issue

1. 25 New Diabetes Products

Our editorial staff is constantly inundated with press releases for new products. It’s frustrating that we can’t always cover them in the magazine, so this month we decided to do a feature article focusing on what’s new.

2. A “Gadget Guy” Embraces Diabetes

As editor of the Diabetes Investor, David Kliff has to keep his finger on the pulse of the diabetes marketplace. David recently became an OmniPod user and shares his experiences with the device.

3. Does the Air We Breathe Contribute to Type 1?

Perhaps another piece to the type 1 puzzle has been found, as researchers suggest that ozone and sulfate exposure are more likely to cause type 1 in kids.

4. Say Goodbye to Sodas in Schools

It’s kind of a no-brainer that sugary sodas sold in schools combined with the elimination of physical education classes and the Internet revolution have made our kids get fatter and fatter. Now at least we’re moving in the right direction by banning sugary beverages from school vending machines.

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