Off the Beaten Track
First diabetic reaches South Pole
Sixty-one days and six hours after setting off on a 680-mile walk across some of the most challenging, terrain on earth, 35-year-old Pittsburgh school principal Will Cross completed the NovoLog Ultimate Walk on Friday, January 17 at 1.15 pm becoming the first person with diabetes to reach the South Pole. While the rigors of Antarctica are a challenge to everyone who takes them on, they were especially difficult for Will Cross, who had to manage his diabetes in subzero temperatures where he had to consume - and burn - about 7,000 calories each day. Cross injected himself with insulin four times each day.