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“Phil Southerland's autobiography is an inspirational coming-of-age memoir about a type 1 baby who wasn't supposed to live… It's an engrossing book, a sports adventure story with a medical subplot and a roster of dynamic characters, the most dynamic of whom is Phil himself. If we could harness his energy, our dependence on foreign oil would be a thing of the past… It's not only a memoir of diabetes and an inside look at the world of professional bike racing, but also a story of tigerish determination and the utter resolve to never give up, to win against all odds.” –Diabetes Health
“Phil’s story reinforces my belief that parenting diabetic kids isn’t about numbers. It is about the values that make for creative, active, useful, participant [sic] in life…. One of my favorite lines from the book anticipates being less than perfect. It is brilliant, sage and simple advice, “A key part of being a diabetic is choosing trustworthy friends, reliable friends that you can depend on in a crisis.” I submit that is equally true if you take out ‘being a diabetic’ and insert ‘life’ but possibly more true for diabetics. I think that a similar substitution is true of the book as a whole. It isn’t about diabetes it is about life. As such Not Dead Yet is great read for anyone whether they live with diabetes or not…. A great ride. I recommend it highly.” --www.ydmv.net
"Not Dead Yet is an uplifting and incredibly true adventure of a young man who beats the odds. Phil Southerland is an inspiration to those who live and struggle with diabetes as well as any individual who faces seemingly unsurmountable challenges.” –Steve Edelman, MD, University of California-San Diego, Founder and Director of Taking Control of Your Diabetes
“A very good read.” --kellywpa.wordpress.com
“Phil’s warm heart comes through particularly strong when he introduces the reader to adults who entered his life and served as role models and supports to both he and his mother. Phil notes, it took a village to raise him… Phil is already a diabetes champion in many senses of the word!” --www.hopewarshaw.com
“Phil Southerland has guts…. Although he had the maturity and fortitude to realize that his health is his No. 1 priority early on in life, he has had to work very hard to get where he is. He continues to work hard to achieve his goals, no matter what gets in his way. We give this book two thumbs up! Or two legs pumping, as it were.” --www.diabetesmine.com
"My favorite diabetes book I've read in a long time! For starters, Phil is beyond inspiring before you read the book. But within a few pages, any level of admiration and respect you feel for the guy goes several notches... This is a guy who is charming as he is humble (and humbling). But it's not just his personal story of diabetes and love of sports... It's how he leads Team Type 1 (and Team Type 2) into bigger and more ambitious goals to prove that life with diabetes is no reason for us to not catch our dreams." --tudiabetes.org
PHIL SOUTHERLAND is the founder of Team Type 1, a team of championship bike racers. He and Team Type 1 have been profiled in numerous cycling and diabetes publications, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution. He lives in Atlanta, where Team Type 1 is based. Visit him online at www.teamtype1.org.
JOHN HANC teaches writing and journalism at the New York Institute of Technology. He is a long time contributor to Newsday and a contributing editor to Runner’s World magazine, as well as the author of The Coolest Race on Earth. He lives with his wife and son in Farmingdale, New York.
Great book. interesting read, especially if you know someone who either races or is diabetic.Published 2 months ago by Jeff Jessen
I thoroughly enjoyed this book ... as a type 2 diabetic and avid cyclist, this gave me great insight into the world of professional cycling and the life of a type 1 diabetic. Read morePublished 4 months ago by David G
Having lived with diabetes myself for 44 years, his ambition to be a bike racer gave me inspiration to get myself moving. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Marianne Mealey
So, my husband was a little put off by this guy from the beginning. My husband's the diabetic in our marriage. He's 38, and was diagnosed with Type 1 at 6. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jelly Bean
This is an extremely well written book, very entertaining while also challenging to any diabetics (especially type 1 diabetics) reading it. Read morePublished 14 months ago by W. Sickling
A very well-written, informative, enjoyable and above all: inspirational read. A type 1 diabetic's personal story of dealing with the illness since before his first birthday: his... Read morePublished 16 months ago by J. Wozniak
I wanted to like this book much more than I did. Phil is an amazing inspiration for young T1 diabetics! Read morePublished 23 months ago by Sara
Inspirational to a 54 yo just beginning a personal quest for RAAM. Having to use insulin gives me an edge up in monitoring blood sugar status and metabolic profile particularly... Read morePublished on September 17, 2012 by William A. Novak
I am not one that considers reading an interest or passtime, but what I knew of Phil and his Team Type 1 vision made this book a required read in my mind. Read morePublished on September 1, 2012 by Un-Big Tony