Chief diabetes and exercise evangelist and confessed diabetologist, Cliff is the founder of Glucose Advisors and TriStar Athletes.com Diagnosed at the age of nine, Cliff has been a type 1 diabetic athlete for his entire life and frankly has trouble sitting still for any length of time before getting the itch to exercise!
Cliff holds the records for the fastest type 1 diabetic ever at the Half Ironman World Championships and the second fastest Ironman for a Type 1 diabetic at the Ironman distance, 9 hours and 7minutes. He has raced in hundreds of triathlons including at last count 18 Ironman distance races. Cliff has extensive experience in diabetes and sports management and enjoys racing as an elite triathlete.
Cliff founded TriStar Athletes, an endurance sports coaching company in 2006 and in 2010 the TriStar Testing Labs and facilities. Cliff oversees the training, nutrition and testing of his athletes as the principal coach of the company. Cliff consults with Type 1 and non diabetic athletes via the web and has been the coach for Team Type 1 and consultant to Insulin Independence Clubs and teams.
As a logical extension of his experiences and skills set, Cliff began reaching out more directly to the diabetes world to export his knowledge from years of coaching and racing to help create apps that address diabetes exercise and nutrition management. Cliff and his team are building apps that represent next generation decision support tools for Type 1 diabetics looking to live a more active and healthy lifestyle.
“Type 1 Diabetic, Sports Coach. Low-carb expert. Former pro-triathlete”
Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2000 at the age of 17 when he was a junior triathlete, Vinnie had the challenge of becoming the first professional triathlete with diabetes. While there were already information and inspiring stories of high performance athletes with T1D, very little were specific to Ironman triathlons, the world’s one day most grueling one day race in the distance of 2.4m swim/112mi bike/26.2mi run.
After many years of trial and error, Vinnie developed his own glucose management guidelines for training and racing and that allowed him to move up through the ranks and in 2007, Vinnie was the youngest athlete at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, with a qualifying time of 8:50:43, which still stands as the quickest ironman time for a diabetic. He retired from racing shortly after to pursue other personal and professional goals.
Currently as a full time sports coach, Vinnie advises athletes of all levels, from beginners to professionals, both diabetics and non-diabetics and his training principles are based on hormonal balance, achieved through a balanced exercise plan that understands the hormonal responses of each workout.
Nutrition is another of Vinnie’s expertise, personally he believes that a low-carb diet has helped him to achieve and maintain an A1C in the mid 5% range for the past years. He also advises his athletes with a personalized diet protocol depending on their backgrounds and goals.
Vinnie’s current mission is to help diabetics to achieve their athletic and fitness goals while maintaining healthy blood glucose values with a flexible lifestyle.
Gary Scheiner is owner and Clinical Director of Integrated Diabetes Services (www.integrateddiabetes.com), a practice located just outside of Philadelphia specializing in intensive insulin therapy and advanced education for children and adults. He and his staff provide consultations throughout the world via phone and the internet.
Gary is a Masters-level exercise physiologist with particular expertise in advising athletes with type-1 diabetes. He has been a Certified Diabetes Educator for 20 years and was named the AADE 2014 Diabetes Educator of the Year.
He has had Type-1 diabetes for more than 29 years and makes personal use of insulin pump therapy and CGM. Gary has written dozens of articles for diabetes trade publications and six books, including “Think Like A Pancreas – A Practical Guide to Managing Diabetes With Insulin”. He lectures nationally and internationally for people with diabetes as well as professionals in the healthcare industry.
In addition to serving on the faculty of Children With Diabetes and the Board of Directors for the JDRF, Gary volunteers for the American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Sisters, InsulinNation, and Setebaid Diabetes Camps.
Founder and CEO of Diabetes Training Camp, a unique clinical resource entirely devoted to diabetes wellness, fitness and sports. Corcoran also owns his own consulting company and has counseled amateur, collegiate, and elite athletes with diabetes. He has been invited to speak nationally on diabetes, exercise and sport, and previously worked as an adjunct faculty member with the world-renowned Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas. Additional experience in national leadership roles include serving on the research and writing committee for the National Athletic Trainer Association’s Position Stand on working with the Athlete with Type 1 Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association’s Council on Exercise.
Dr. Corcoran is board-certified in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism and is a certified diabetes educator, as well as an exercise specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine. Currently, he is serving as Medical Director with the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Atlanticare in Egg Harbor Township, NJ.
Corcoran earned his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine before moving to the University of Chicago Hospitals and completing his internship and residency in internal medicine, and fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism. He subsequently joined the University of Chicago’s Department of Medicine as an Assistant Professor, directing the endocrinology clinic, diabetes education program and the insulin pump/continuous glucose monitoring clinic. Following his work in academic medicine, Corcoran has worked in both private practice and for large regional medical centers in the Mid-Atlantic states.
An athlete himself, Dr. Corcoran is a gifted speaker and teacher committed to advocacy for people with diabetes. He and his wife Jody, and their son Brennan, currently call Margate City, New Jersey home and love spending time together being active outdoors, or visiting with their family and friends.