Diabetic mountain climber to speak in Portland

Posted April 09, 2012, at 5:26 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Adventurer Will Cross says it took two years to get ready for his South Pole expedition. Cross also had to convince a lot of people the trek could even be done by a diabetic.

The world-class mountain climber will discuss that trip and others Wednesday when he speaks to University of New England College of Pharmacy students in Portland in a free, public lecture.

Cross will talk about his struggles as a type-1 diabetic in obtaining regular meals, monitoring his blood sugar and administering injectable insulin while climbing some of the highest peaks on all seven continents.

Cross says people with diabetes don’t have to be defined by their disease. He says they can manage diabetes successfully and accomplish anything they put their minds to.

 

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