Erik Douds is an adventure filmmaker and Educator living with type 1 diabetes.

He is based outside of New York City. Yet, many nights are spent in the outdoors with his bike “Dark Roast.”


His YouTube channel focuses on travel, technology, and managing type 1 diabetes. His stories have included biking across America, living in Ethiopia, hiking in New Zealand, two failed skydiving attempts, and other adventures.

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Sharing a Story About Overcoming Obstacles

Erik creates content for top outdoor brands like REI, Pearl iZUMi, Arc’Teryx, Revo, Adventure Cycling, Sea to Summit, and BioLite. Trips include biking the Trans America Trail, running the Copenhagen marathon, and touring Alaska.


Online Diabetes Courses shares expert knowledge through online courses that use step-by-step video and written instructions to show others living with diabetes how to go anywhere and do anything.


Active Voice and Ambassador

Erik is a global ambassador for the largest online diabetes community - Beyond Type 1.

He has spoken at American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure, competed for team Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, writes for Diabetes Daily, and has been recognized as an exceptional donor by the Harvey E Nussbaum M.D. society.