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My First Interview: Kris Freeman

During my visit to Camp John Warvel in early June, I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Olympic Cross Country Skier and Type 1 Diabetic, Kris Freeman.  Now, I had never conducted an interview with anyone for My Diabetic Heart before, and having such a high profile person as my first interviewee was a bit daunting, but Kris was very gracious and accommodating and we got through it.  Many thanks and best wishes to Kris for the upcoming season.

The video here was recorded during the interview, and I have to give a big thanks Carly Whiteside for shooting the video for me after my tripod broke.  We were swarmed by campers during the interview, so there’s some background noise. And editing software can only do so much. 🙂

And it’s a long video, so grab a Diet Coke, sit back, and enjoy.  And, of course, let me know what you think.  Ciao!

Mike

Living with a Confusing Pancreas and a Broken Heart at age 35 #Diabetes #LADA #CongestiveHeartFailure. #MakeDiabetesVisible Creator, #ALittleHeartCanDoBigThings Creator, Advocate, Blogger, Nature Photographer.

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    Scott K. Johnson

    Fun interview Mike, and thank you Kris!

    I really liked the topic of stuff being repeatable, and how it took a lot of practice and experimenting to figure out how to manage blood sugars during events.

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    Ashley

    Great job, my friend! I’m so happy for you that you got to have such a great day at the camp. I love how you guys were able to have a great conversation about diabetes despite coming from two completely different perspectives – you should forward this to the tool who wrote the “Diabetes Civil War” article back in December.

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    Mike Hoskins

    Wonderful job on the interview, my friend. I also found the “routine” aspect the most interesting, hearing Kris talk about the repeated practice that paves the way for how he handles everything. And the simple fact that he likes the consistency of PowerBars, and the very real point that he gets them for free! Something we can ALL relate to well. Outstanding video interview, worthy of a journalist!