TRACY SANDERS

Qualification: Student Doctor

Tracy Sanders is a final year medical student graduating as a Doctor in December 2017. She was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes at the age of 20, and has spent the last 3 years exploring, learning and sharing the possibilities that lie after a life-altering diagnosis.

Type One Diabetes is an autoimmune disease which results in the destruction of the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas, resulting in the dysfunction of carbohydrate metabolism. There is no cure and Tracy plays full-time pancreas- balancing, administering insulin injections and carbohydrate counting.

Discovering the low carbohydrate lifestyle altered her everyday experience of her disease. It has provided peace of mind, vitality and possibility. She is an advocate for living limitless with type one and believes in the combination of sports, wholesome food and most importantly personal balance and self-love to thrive.

Low carbohydrate nutrition keeps her blood glucose levels in control, her mind clear and body strong, to tackle long nights at the hospital and challenging training sessions in her current chosen sport, triathlons.

Tracy has previously represented Gauteng for Touch Rugby (3 years) and Indoor netball and has completed 25 open water swimming events including 15 Midmar Miles. She has competed in several local triathlons and recently participated in her second Ironman 70.3 in Durban, placing 10th in her division.