Sean Busby’s Diabetes Heroes Series: Ashley Napear

Posted by sean on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:37 in

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 ninth episode, Sean interviews Ashley Napear, an assistant camp director of the Clara Barton Camp and a former collegiate softball player who hasn’t let type 1 diabetes hold her back. 

Ashley Napear has had type 1 diabetes for more than 20 years. Diagnosed in 1993, she can't remember life without diabetes. Within a year of diagnosis she attended her very first diabetes camp, which forever changed her life. She has now returned to camp every year – first as a camper, then a counselor and now assistant camp director of the Clara Barton Camp. Watch and find out how type 1 diabetes drives Ashley and her passion for helping others with the disease. She also shares how she managed her diabetes as a top-level college athlete, even leading her softball team to the Women’s College World Series.