Pushing Limits

Ethan Explains Type 1 Diabetes

Ethan Borochoff with Sam Fuld, professional baseball outfielder who also lives with diabetes.

Six year old Ethan Borochoff is interested in many things and most of them are NOT Type 1 Diabetes. Yet, like most kids with severe disabilities, he knows way more than the average bear about the disease he lives with.

Listen in to hear how he makes it through his days. Ethan explains it all: insulin pumps, carbohydrates, wobbly legs and why children can experiment with batteries but not the electricity in plugs.

Last summer, Ethan chatted about insulin pumps with Sam Fuld, a professional baseball outfielder who also lives with Type 1 Diabetes.  He met Sam at Root Bear Float Day at an Oakland A’s game, a benefit for the Greater Bay Area Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This year’s benefit is Tuesday, July 18th when the A’s play the Tampa Bay Rays in a night game.

Since 2003, the A’s have raised over $486,000 for this cause. Click here to purchase tickets. All proceeds from Root Beer Float Sales and a portion of special tickets will benefit the research.

Ethan Borochoff & retired Oakland A’s outfielder, Ricky Henderson

Ethan is the youngest guest to ever do a feature interview on Pushing Limits but we hope he won’t hold that record for long. We’d like to interview more children who live with severe disabilities. Send them to us at (707) 795-2890 or via email at pushinglimits@kpfa.org.

Produced and hosted by Shelley Berman, with help from Adrienne Lauby. Editing by Sheela Gunn-Cushman.

  • Stephanie

    WELL. I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes and put on Metformin on June 26th, 2016. I started the ADA diet and followed it 100% for a few weeks and could not get my blood sugar to go below 140. Finally i began to panic and called my doctor, he told me to get used to it. He said I would be on metformin my whole life and eventually insulin. At that point i knew something wasn’t right and began to do a lot of research. Then I found Lisa’s diabetes story (google ” HOW EVER I FREED MYSELF FROM THE DIABETES ” ) I read that article from end to end because everything the writer was saying made absolute sense. I started the diet that day and the next morning my blood sugar was down to 100 and now i have a fasting blood sugar between Mid 70’s and the 80’s. My doctor took me off the metformin after just three week of being on this lifestyle change. I have lost over 30 pounds and 6+ inches around my waist in a month. The truth is we can get off the drugs and help myself by trying natural methods

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