Climbers Ascend to Wind River Mountain Summit for Diabetes [VIDEO]
For some diabetes can limit their lifestyle choices, but these adventurous climbers want to make a point that with the right preparation, people with diabetes can do anything. It does heighten the risks especially as these climbers are miles into the backwoods of Wyoming's Wind River Mountains.
Diabetes absolutely adds a level of risk to anything that you do and specifically with climbing and being out in the wilderness because there is already so much unknown. So much that you cannot control, and what most people don't realize is that diabetes is actually immediately dangerous - Stephen Richert says in the video.
With type 1 diabetes, missing a meal or even a snack in this type of environment can be fatal. These climbers wanted not only climb where other never have before but at the same time bring their story about diabetes along with them. Becuase for some the mountain is this disease, and it's something they have to climb every day.