This episode of the Game Plan T1D Podcast features T1D all-star Gary Hall Jr. Gary competed at the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Olympic Games swimming for the United States, and winning 10 medals, 5 of those being gold. Gary battled past a 1999 T1D diagnosis that threatened his swimming career. Continuing to inspire Diabetics after the pool, Gary transitioned to a role in Diabetes advocacy promoting promising research and supporting efforts to find a cure. Please enjoy my conversation with Gary Hall Jr.
“Nobody had ever competed with Type One Diabetes at the Olympic Games prior to this, and that’s breaking through a barrier and making that diagnosis a little less scary for future generations. That’s a greater accomplishment than the gold medal.”
-Gary Hall Jr.