I think the idea of this post is great.
I realize now more than ever, I was never told growing up that I couldn't do something because of my diabetes. We just adapted and found ways to make it work. Here's my list of what I've done in 21 years of diabetes.
From about age 12, had a half acre vegetable garden every year. This meant putting in 30 metal fence posts with a sledge hammer every spring, and ripping them out by hand in the fall. I wrestled a 300 pound rototiller around, and operated a farm tractor. Did any of this ever run my sugars low? Sure did, but I treated and got back to it. I grew everything: lima beans, tomatoes, string beans, peppers, corn, strawberries, watermelon, potatoes, and some other odds and ends.
I spent most of my diabetic childhood walking miles of woods and swamp behind my house, making paths where there were none, exploring, and just having fun. As a teenager, I started riding four wheelers (ATVs) in the field by my house, and then later on a very hilly field with swamp areas. Some of those hills were almost straight up. Given the chance to do it again, I'd pass on some of those hills now that I am a bit older and wiser. I had a small trail pack on the four wheeler where I carried my meter, snacks, drinks, and a cell phone in case I got into trouble. Did I ever have to stop and wait for a low to resolve, yes, but I still rode.
In high school, I joined the fire company, and was a volunteer firefighter for quite a few years . I worked for about 5 years as a 911 operator. That involved rotating 12 hour shifts, 2 days, followed by 2 nights, and then 4 days off. Other than making sure I took my insulin properly, and keeping my sugar in check, diabetes was not an issue here.
I've purchased and rebuilt a boat. Stripped all the way down to the bare fiberglass hull. In doing so, I learned fiberglassing, bettered my woodworking skills, and learned more about mechanical topics like engine repair. I've taken solo trips out on the boat, and again, diabetes was a non issue as long as it was properly managed.
The only thing limiting what you can do is you. Get out there and enjoy life.