TAPPING INTO THE SPIRIT OF TEAM TO GO BEYOND A DIAGNOSIS
Sid Sharma grew up in India with a strong connection to family, academics, and how athletics provided him with a sense of team. In fact, his influences in sports ran pretty deep. His mom played basketball in college and his father was a competitive swimmer. Sid was actually a cricket player all the way through university, and it was on the field of play where Sid started to learn some deep life lessons.
Fast forward to 2013, Sid was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and short while later, with type 1 diabetes. He ultimately entered the world of T1D with a positive mental attitude and the mind of an engineer. He systematically figured out how to eat, dose and manage his diabetes. We talk quite a bit about that mindset throughout today’s episode.
We discuss the importance of controlling the controllable, minimizing the daily decision-making process, and setting ourselves up for success with diabetes without beating ourselves up every day.
We also talk about Sid’s re-entry into the world of athletics, where we discuss motivation, his life-changing journey with Beyond Type 1’s Bike Beyond team which took him across the US last summer. We finish up with some insight on how he is starting to train for his next big bicycle race. Sid is a humble guy and has some really impactful thoughts he shares about life and training for big physical challenges throughout our conversation.
Social Media Links
Sid Sharma - Instagram
Sid Sharma - Facebook
Sid Sharma - Twitter
Websites Mentioned in Podcast
Bike Beyond documentary (first 12 minutes) - YouTube
Episode 002 - Eric Tozer
Episode 024 - Sebastien Sasseville
Music Credits for BRAVEST Episode 030
Intro music - Joakim Karud, 'Canals' & The Passion HiFi, 'Sweet Revenge'
Outtro music - Joakim Karud, 'That Day'
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