This episode of the Game Plan T1D Podcast features T1D all-star, Mandy Marquadt. Mandy was diagnosed with T1D at age 16. Mandy is currently ranked as a top 20 female track sprint cyclist in the world. She has twice been a Collegiate National Champion, she is a 15 time US National Champion, a 2x US National Record Holder in the 500m time trial and team sprint, along with numerous other Pan American Track medals.Now Mandy has her sights set on representing the United States at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
“You pick yourself up, you learn from it, and you get back out there. Diabetes was one of those things that set me back at first because I thought it would limit me from accomplishing my dreams and 17 years later to bring perspective 15 national titles, 2 national records with Type One Diabetes. It’s been possible. That’s what I want to let people know…It’s how you face that adversity and how you grow from it, it’s just perspective”