Tracy knows how to overcome adversity. At age 17 she was diagnosed with a disease that every medical expert said would kill her within 20 years.
Tracy was diagnosed with childhood diabetes, which is now known as Type 1 diabetes. She uses the knowledge gained from living with Type 1 diabetes for almost 40 years to help encourage others to prevent, reverse, or control their own diabetes, Tracey wrote her first best selling book - "Diabetes Tragedy to Triumph".
Tracy recently rode her bicycle 3,527 miles from San Francisco to New York City to spread awareness about diabetes while providing hope for others who are suffering. She has also written about this challenge, “Ride for Hope: One Woman's Solo 3,527 Mile Bicycle Ride that Inspired the Nation”.
*Please note this is not medical advice, neither myself nor Tracy are medical doctors!!
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The worst day of her life
Being diagnosed at 17 years old
Learning all about Type 1 Diabetes
“You can be bitter or you can be better”
Doing something crazy every decade
Where did the positivity come from?
Mind - Mouth - Move
Having the right mindset
Diabetes and what it is, the difference between Type 1 and Type 2
Proving the doctors wrong!
Audacious goals and doing things that frighten her
Being afraid of water and signing up for a triathlon!
“I probably can’t do it,but I’ll at least try it”
Why it all starts with the mind and having the right mindset
Deciding to go for a big bike ride!
Why she has changed her thinking
Dealing with fear
Planning her big solo cycle ride from San Fransisco to New York City.
Dealing with people who tell her - You Can’t Do That!!!
Training for 40 years for this moment.
Getting physically fit for the cycle ride
Her self care contract with her daughter.
Having bike issues 10 mins into the start of the cycle ride!!
Being lost and lonely in Nevada
Having to deal with the “killer hill”
Inspiring the younger generation
Doing a lot of self reflection while on the bike ride
Her new mantra - “Don’t lose hope”
Dealing with loneliness
Being on the road for 90 days.
Riding into New York City!
Dealing with the emotions of finishing the ride
Dealing with the adventure blues
Quick Fire Questions!
Final words of advice
Website - www.tracyherbert.com
Twitter - @TracyHerbert
Instagram - @tracyherbertdiabetesride
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