Integrated Diabetes Services is led by one of the few certified diabetes educators who also happens to be a masters-level exercise physiologist. While not exactly a “world-class” athlete, Gary Scheiner participates and competes in a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. He served on the Board of Directors for the Diabetes Exercise & Sports Association for many years (now Insulindependence), and advises athletes and exercise enthusiasts with diabetes worldwide. In 2006 he received the Julie Betshart Award for the study of exercise and diabetes by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. He continues to speak nationally and internationally for both patients and healthcare professionals on exercise, diabetes and blood sugar control.
The athletes who are weak and never reach their strength potential play sports all year round and never have a chance to dedicate any time to strength training. Or they stop training altogether during the season. You see a lot of athletes who will train hard several months out of the year and they stop lifting when their competitive season comes around. They don't hold onto the strength they built in the offseason, and when they start strength training again after their season is over, it takes a long time to build back up to where they were. In-season training doesn't need to be hard and heavy—just enough to maintain and pick up where you left off. — Bonvechio