Here's the original ABC broadcast of Bill Carlson as the first diabetic athlete to compete and finish an Ironman race. He did this back in 1983 with a pump that puts the old brick cell phones to shame. After having the pleasure of meeting Bill back in December, I would have to say that he hasn't changed much! His competitive streak seems as strong as ever and I think he's probably even more fit. I think he rides his bike a gazillion miles every day or something! (maybe a few less)
Bill is part of the Triabetes group and will be racing with the team at Ironman Wisconsin this September.
As a side note, I'm glad to see the progress in diabetes technology as well as hair styles since 1983.