Hey, My name is Kyle Cochran. I have been Type 1 since I was 5 and I'm now 25. I compete on NBC's American Ninja Warrior. I'm the only diabetic on the show. My main motivation for competing is to hopefully inspire diabetics and others to never let their obstacles stop them from doing what they love. Metaphorically, I want people to be challenged to overcome their obstacles as they watch me overcome mine. I believe that diabetes is not a curse to hold us down, but an opportunity to shine brightly through the darkness. I'm grateful for my diabetes because it has crafted me into the person I am.
I joined tudiabetes because I love to connect with other diabetics to swap stories, tricks and tips. Feel free to ask me anything or add me as a friend!
I'm new to tudiabetes and I'm still trying to figure out how it all works so please be patient with me.