APRIL 22, 2023 | 10AM - 6PM EST

V CAMP 2023

DTC Coaching Clinic with DTC Coaches and Guest Athletes

Virtual DTC Coaching Clinic with DTC Coaches and Guest Athletes

Come Learn, Train, & Connect with DTC Coaching Experts an T1D Guest Athletes 

DTC’s V camp is intended for attendees of all fitness and training levels. We will meet you where you are and help you get where you want to be.


  • Training methodologies, strategies and tips to help you build a solid foundation and then grow from there
  • Nutrition advice and answers to help with training and competing to help you reach your goals
  • Mental Skills tips and action plans to help you reach your athletic and active goals

V Camps are immersive, one-day virtual camp experiences for our community. These camp experiences will take a deeper dive into one specific area of interest. Focus area examples include a Mental Skills, Nutrition, Technology and Diabetes Management for Exercise, Sport and Teen.

DTC V Camp Team

Matthew Corcoran
Matthew Corcoran

Dr. Matthew Corcoran is Founder and President of Diabetes Training Camp Foundation, a unique clinical resource entirely devoted to providing general fitness and multi-sport camps and services for teens and adults with diabetes. The mission of the Diabetes Training Camp Foundation is to inspire, motivate and educate by delivering unique and customized programs and coaching that empower the community of people with diabetes to thrive.

Dr. Corcoran earned his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine before moving to the University of Chicago Hospitals and completing his internship and residency in internal medicine and fellowship in diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism. Dr. Corcoran is board certified in diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism and currently serves as Medical Director for Shore Physicians Group diabetes and endocrinology practice in South Jersey.

Corcoran’s commitment to improving the lives of those with diabetes extends to his work as a member of the Board of Directors for both the South Jersey Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Diabetes Training Camp Foundation.

Dr. Corcoran is recognized nationally and internationally in diabetes, exercise and sports and speaks nationally on the topic. Corcoran has worked extensively with recreational and endurance athletes with diabetes and has consulted with high school, collegiate, Olympic and professional athletes with Type 1 diabetes. He was recently honored for his work as a physician and educator by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as one of twelve diabetes “Game Changers” in their 2016 People to Know edition of their Diabetes Forecast publication.

Additional experience in national leadership roles includes his role on the faculty of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) PEAK program that is committed to educating healthcare providers and patients regarding the management of diabetes and exercise. Corcoran also serves on the research and writing group for the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Scientific Statement on Diabetes and Exercise in the Active Individual and was a member of the research and writing committee for the National Athletic Trainer Association (NATA) Position Statement: Management of the Athlete with Type 1 diabetes Mellitus. He is also a member of the ADA Council on Exercise.

Throughout his career, Dr. Corcoran has worked with persons with diabetes in reaching their fitness and athletic goals. His clinical experience has made him keenly aware of the needs of those with diabetes when it comes to counsel on diabetes, exercise and sports. Dr. Corcoran has taken that experience and applied it in his daily practice, as well as in his previous consulting roles with amateur, collegiate and Olympic athletes with diabetes and his work as an adjunct faculty member with the world-renowned Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas.

An athlete himself, Dr. Corcoran is a gifted speaker and teacher committed to advocacy for people with diabetes. He and his wife Jody and their sons Brennan and Finn currently call Margate City, New Jersey, home and love spending time together being active outdoors

“I have been privileged through my work with the Diabetes Training Camp to meet an amazing array of inspirational people with diabetes who challenge it on a daily basis. By bringing medicine and exercise science together, we can make it easier for everyone with diabetes to stay on top of their game.”

Carrie Jackson
Carrie Jackson

Carrie Jackson lives in Northern California and is a certified mental performance consultant and expert in strategies for optimal performance and resilience. Carrie is one of the foremost experts specializing in mental skills training for athletes and exercisers with diabetes. She is author of the book On Top of Your Game: Mental Skills to Maximize Your Athletic Performance and co-author of Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries, as well as the co-host of the podcast The Injured Athletes Club. Carrie has worked with athletes and performers of all ages and at every level, from recreational athletes to elite and professional athletes competing at national and international levels.

Carrie has been interviewed as an expert resource for articles that have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, HuffingtonPost, U.S. News & World Report, Outside Magazine, Shape Magazine, Men’s Fitness, Women’s Health, Runner’s World and Women’s Running Magazine. In addition to her consulting practice, she has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in sport psychology and is currently an affiliate faculty member at Holy Names University in Oakland, California.

Carrie is energetic, fun, has a great sense of humor and employs a real-life approach to working on the mental aspects of sport and performance with the people she works with. Carrie has her own personal commitment to life-long fitness and when she isn’t working, you might find her running a trail or hitting the slopes on her snowboard.

Lyndsay Gregerson
Lyndsay Gregerson

Lyndsay Gregerson’s passion to advocate wellness in those living with diabetes comes from her personal experience of having Type 1 diabetes diagnosed at the age of three. It’s this first-hand experience and awareness of the importance of diet and exercise on her own health that served as a catalyst for her career in dietetics while focusing on diabetes.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Lyndsay completed her dietetic internship at Loyola University-Chicago and went on to become a registered and licensed dietitian. In 2008 she achieved certification as a certified diabetes educator (CDE). Lyndsay worked as a diabetes educator in Chicago from 2005-2011, gaining experience through holding several roles in the diabetes field. Since 2011, she has worked as a diabetes clinical manager for Medtronic Diabetes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Lyndsay’s drive for not letting T1D “get in the way” is evident with her participation in endurance sports. She has completed 2 Ironman Triathlons (a 140.6-mile race), 3 half-

Ironman distance triathlons, 3 marathons and several half-marathons and sprint/Olympic triathlons. Also known as ‘Lil Herc’, she was a skater with the Brewcity Bruisers (Milwaukee Roller Derby). When she is not training, she enjoys traveling, concerts, any outdoor activity and cooking.

Megan Robinson
Megan Robinson

Megan Robinson has been a registered dietitian/nutritionist (RDN) since 1994 and currently works at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at the Diabetes Center for Children. She also owns a private sports nutrition and coaching practice at MeganSportsRD, LLC. Megan is a board-certified specialist sports dietitian, certified diabetes care and education specialist and a certified RRCA coach. Megan has been a prolific writer for Philly.com, has published in numerous nutrition journals and has presented at local and national conferences on sports nutrition and diabetes. She received her Bachelor of Science in dietetics from the University of Vermont and a Master of Science in exercise physiology from West Chester University.

Megan has been a competitive track and cross-country runner since high school and has competed in numerous long distance races and multiple marathons including the Boston Marathon. She coaches distance runners of all levels, and her expertise in sports nutrition, diabetes and running makes her an exceptional counselor for both aspiring and accomplished athletes with diabetes.

When Megan is not running, she enjoys balancing her life with yoga, travel and spending time with her family.

Jon Fecik
Jon Fecik

Jon has been a triathlete for over ten years, and he lives and breathes the sport. The sport changed his life because he has learned to live as an athlete. “Living as an athlete isn’t simply participating in a sport, training for 30 hours a week or competing at the Ironman World Championship–although I’ve done these things” states Jon, “rather, it’s a life approach. It requires a relentless awareness of the body, mind and environment and a willingness to live and adapt, rest and grow.”

Presently, Jon is racing as a professional triathlete. Jon also enjoys coaching age group triathletes. “There’s nothing quite like seeing the individuals I coach grow as athletes and human beings” says Jon. He is a USAT certified coach and received a Bachelor of Science in health science studies with a focus in exercise physiology and the aging process, a Bachelor of Arts in English from Quinnipiac University and a Master of Arts from Duquesne University. He strongly believes that his education sets him apart from many other coaches: “My foundation allows me to educate my athletes about themselves from an acute, biological point of view, helping to prevent sickness and injury.”

In his down time, Jon enjoys watching series on Netflix such as “Better Call Saul” and “That 70’s Show.” He currently lives in Connecticut with his wife Amber.

Mike Hebe
Mike Hebe

Mike was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2010 at the age of 43. To say this came as a surprise to him was quite an understatement. However, to finally understand why his body was reacting the way it was, was a relief. Mike has raced bikes, be it road, mountain, cyclocross or triathlon for over 30 seasons. Over that span he has competed in well over 800 events with 85 career age-group, overall or series wins. Since his diagnosis of T1D, Mike has qualified for the Ironman World Championships, raced the Kona IM World Championships and won an Age-Group World title in off-road triathlon.

Professionally, Mike works for Lilly USA in their Diabetes Division supporting their product portfolio in skilled nursing and long term care facilities. When not at work or training, he loves to spend time with his dogs

Paul Klockars
Paul Klockars

Paul was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 19 after his freshman year at college. He went 7 (!) years having met only one other person living with T1D before attending Diabetes Training Camp in 2013. After attending a few camps, he learned the tools to manage T1D. It took years of tweaking and experimenting, but it eventually led to finishing Ironman Lake Placid in 2017 and Ironman Wisconsin in 2019. Paul has served in various roles on staff at DTC and is also a USA Cycling Level 3 coach. He considers himself to be a walking medical file, but that does not get in the way of trying anything new or any athletic endeavor. Paul finds he is most comfortable on his bicycle throughout his current home state of Tennessee and is active in his local cycling and triathlon groups.

T1D Elite Guest Athletes

Gary Hall, Jr.

Gary Hall, Jr. is a three-time Olympian and 10-time Olympic medalist. He held two world records in relay events throughout his career. Born in Cincinnati, Hall was introduced to swimming by his father, Gary Hall, Sr., who competed in three Olympic Games. At the Olympic Games Atlanta 1996, Hall won two individual silver medals and two team relay gold medals. His Olympic success continued at the Sydney 2000 Games, winning his first individual gold medal in the 50-meter freestyle, while also winning three more medals at the 2000 Games. He defended his 50 freestyle title at the Athens 2004 Games, as the oldest American male Olympic swimmer since 1924. Hall won the humanitarian award at the 2004 Golden Goggle Awards and has became a spokesman for diabetes after his own diagnosis.

Shaakira Hassell

Shaakira Hassell is in her fifth season as strength and conditioning coach at the Coast Guard Academy.

Hassell was most recently the fitness manager at XSport Fitness in Chicago. She has a degree in Self-Designed Sports Science from Beloit College in Wisconsin where she was the class president as well as master’s degrees in Health and Physical Education from Valdosta State and Sports and Fitness Management from Troy University.

Hassell played for both the Chicago Force and the Atlanta Xplosion of the  Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL) and her Atlanta team won the 2006 IWFL Championship. She was also a member of the US Virgin Islands Women’s National Basketball team practice squad.

Chris Dudley

Chris Dudley was the first person with Type 1 Diabetes to play in the National Basketball Association. Chris played 16 years in the league with diabetes where many players only last for a few years due to the intense competition to make an NBA squad. Chris started the Chris Dudley Foundation, a nonprofit organization, in 1994 for people living with diabetes. The Chris Dudley Foundation was a way Chris could help to encourage kids to follow their dreams. In 1996, he started the internationally renowned basketball camp and provided many basketball clinics throughout the country in an effort to educate, inspire and empower kids to live active with Diabetes. 


Michelle McGann

Michelle McGann joined the LPGA Tour in 1989 and has seven LPGA career victories. She was a member of the 1996 U.S. Solheim Cup team and finished in the top-10 on the money list twice, seventh in 1995 and eighth in 1996. McGann began using an insulin pump in 1999 and is the founder and chairperson of the Michelle McGann Fund, a 501c3 charity focused on diabetes education and awareness. 

Joe Eldridge

Joe Eldridge is a former rider and co-founder of Team Novo Nordisk, the first multi-team organization of athletes consisting only of people with diabetes.

Eldridge created Team Novo Nordisk alongside Phil Southerland, a fellow type 1 diabetic whom he met at Auburn University. The two struck up a close friendship and soon began riding together with a group of cyclists.

Eldridge raced professionally for seven years, retiring in 2014, but not before becoming a United States track national champion (team pursuit, 2012).


Kris Freeman

Kris Freeman is a former professional US cross-country skier who has competed in
more than 500 races, including four Olympic games. He was a member of the US CrossCountry Skiing Olympic team for the first time in 2002 and went on to compete in three additional Winter Olympics.

Since retiring from international ski racing, Kris has taken on a new sport – triathlon competitions. In 2018, he was awarded first place in the 2018 Sea to Summit Triathlon in his home state of New Hampshire.

About V Camp

In 2020, COVID forced us to pivot and find NEW ways to offer DTC camps, programs and services to our community. We had to cancel our in-person camps, but we couldn’t live with the idea of not learning, training and CONNECTING with the diabetes community. So, we created the V Camp programming. We know this experience is different from our in-person camps, but we learned that we can provide a unique and life-changing program dedicated to empowering the community of people with diabetes to thrive virtually. As a matter of fact, virtual programs were so popular that V CAMPS have been permanently added to our schedules.

The V Camps were created when we could not be together in person to continue to provide support and education for people living with diabetes. Virtually, we were able to learn, train and connect the DTC experts with new and alumni campers. We realized that virtual camps offer unique value and have added them permanently to our camp and program offerings.

The V Camp is founded in DTC’s core principles around diabetes management for exercise and sports and offers the same great information and community that our in-person camps offer. Camps range from one to three days.

Take a look at the schedule for this camp. The schedule is subject to change.