Diabetes Training Camp

Ann has been active all her life playing volleyball, basketball and running. With her first two pregnancies, she was diagnosed with diet-controlled gestational diabetes. In her third pregnancy, she became insulin-dependent and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes after her delivery. The irony is that she is a nurse-midwife and had been providing prenatal, labor and delivery, postpartum and gynecological care for over a decade before her diagnosis and had never seen someone with diabetes in pregnancy progress to Type 1.

Knowing only one person with Type 1, a childhood friend, she reached out to ask how to keep up her active lifestyle while managing this imposing chronic illness. As one of the very first campers, her friend whole-heartedly recommended DTC. Ann attended DTC in 2018 and with her new found diabetes tribe and expanded knowledge, she trained for and completed her first sprint triathlon and first full marathon. She was so excited to return to camp as a staff member! When not catching babies, working in the office or exercising, she’s off running around with her three very active children, husband and Bernese mountain dog in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.