Be Active

On Insulin

The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way." - Marcus Aurelius

Be Active

Type 1 Diabetes doesn’t have to slow you down!

Have you been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes? Worried you won’t be able to run, cycle, or be as active as you were pre-diagnosis? Yes, you can! Active on Insulin is Conor Smith’s story about his journey to remain physically active, push his limits and vow to continue to celebrate life!

Be Informed

The following are resources that helped Conor be informed and feel empowered!

Welcome to Type 1 is an initiative providing as much well-organized and positively -balanced information as possible to people with Type 1 diabetes, via video and the web. The organization’s YouTube channel features video contributions from website users in the form of videos. Soon, the organization will also have additional information available, to including FAQs, blog posts, and tips and tricks.

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.


Information, inspiration and recipes for people with diabetes.

Coaching and Education for all levels of exercisers with diabetes  

Riding On Insulin empowers, activates and connects the global diabetes community through shared experience and action sports. In addition to establishing a comfortable environment, we strive to help families explore new passions, challenge T1D, and celebrate each other’s successes.    


Conor Smith is a husband, father, executive of a thriving business, an avid cyclist and runner, and an athlete who enjoys leading a healthy lifestyle.  Conor was diagnosed with Type 1 in September 2013. After his diagnosis, Conor was determined to remain active and do the physical activities he loves and even push himself to new limits.  He dove into research and chose to be informed about his disease. He sought the counsel of doctors, clinicians and loved ones, and made connections with others who have lived long, prosperous lives with diabetes. Through his research and counseling, he found that exercise is one of the foremost important factors for maintaining a healthy and happy lifestyle for people with diabetes. He created Active on Insulin to unite people with diabetes, provide an outlet for fellowship and staying active together, and document his journey managing Type 1 Diabetes while trying to successfully balance all areas of his life. 

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