Sydney’s experience as a professional skydiver has shaped her ability to solve problems.
A Health Renovation
“My education process for learning about type 2 diabetes was, to be honest, incredible.”
After her diagnosis, the hospital assigned Sydney a whole team of diabetes care providers.
Sydney manages her diabetes with a number of factors, such as diet, exercise, stress reduction, and medication.
Barry marvels at how Sydney’s diagnosis only made her a more positive person.
In the Face of Mortality
In 2014, the death of a close friend in the skydiving community changed everything for Sydney. Seeing the deep impact of the tragedy firsthand led her to leave the sport.
While she no longer skydives, the years she spent deeply immersed in the sport were some of the most transformative of her life before her diabetes diagnosis. Now, Sydney and Barry are figuring out what a life after skydiving looks like for them.
Sydney reflects on how much she has changed since leaving skydiving and being diagnosed with diabetes.