Five years ago, my youngest daughter was diagnosed with a chronic condition called Type 1 Diabetes. She's 17 years old now and, although she been a trooper managing her condition, it is a relentless disease. There is rarely a moment when she's not checking her blood glucose levels and making adjustments to the insulin that she must take to survive. It's a daunting challenge 24/7. I cannot begin to explain how challenging this has been for her and our family. However, she never complains or asks why. She just does what she needs to do day in and day out. AMAZING!!
November 14th is World Diabetes Day. Me and my teammates from Team Type 1 are doing a 24 hour bike relay on Zwift (a virtual reality bike simulator). A few of my teammates are doing the full 24 hours by themselves. I am riding at least 100 miles that day.
I'm asking for donations to the Team Type 1 Foundation (TT1F). This is a great foundation that helps a) diabetic athletes and b) countries where the supplies and knowledge are not as available as they were for me.