Erik Douds


Erik Douds is a YouTuber and (endurance, sponsored, crazy) athlete living with Type 1. His films capture how people use this disease to push themselves beyond perceived limitations, ultimately becoming a badass diabetic – thus the name of his website He designed the Diabadass Tour to cross the U.S. by train to highlight the individuals, companies, and organizations that create the Type 1 diabetes community. The idea for this trip came after he spent almost a full year on a bicycle stopping in small-town America and up into British Columbia with his riding partner Annalisa van den Bergh, who also has Type 1. Erik shares a bond with Dana Howe since they both have grandparents who also are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.