In a series of 12 episodes, Podder Talk is featuring interviews between professional snowboarder Sean Busby and inspirational people in the diabetes community. In the seventh episode, Sean interviews Isaac Jensen, a nine-year-old boy who hasn’t let his diagnosis of type 1 diabetes two years ago stop him from being an active, multi-sport athlete.
|Isaac and Sean at a Riding On Insulin camp in Montana.|
Isaac Jensen was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age seven. Now, at nine years old, Isaac has proven that diabetes can’t stop him from living an active lifestyle. Isaac is an avid hockey and baseball player. He also recently started snowboarding, spending time with Sean Busy at Riding On Insulin camps in Montana.
It’s children like Isaac who inspired Sean to start Riding On Insulin when he was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 19 in 2004. Hearing their stories helped Sean realize if young children can manage and overcome their type 1 diagnosis to do great things, then he could do the same.