Introducing Ryan Woodrow
Ryan has Type 1 diabetes is so extreme that he requires a fitted insulin pump. The insulin pump can’t be attached when Ryan plays sport, requiring a close monitoring of his blood sugar levels and food intake to ward off hyperglycaemic reactions.
Ryan proudly represents his state in baseball and his condition adds extra challenge dimensions and the requirement for needles, sometimes mid game to get through each match.
Playing sport at a high level and managing blood glucose levels while doing all his teenage schooling is a challenge, but people like Ryan have an attitude that you can’t teach facing life head on and making the most of all the opportunities he creates. Who knows his ultimate dream of a college scholarship in the USA may just become a reality.