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Race car driver not letting diabetes stop him from competing

On Sunday, the Indianapolis 500 car race is scheduled to run for the 103rd time in history. And, for the first time in those 103 years, someone with Type-1 diabetes will be racing.

Charlie Kimball battles the disease, but he’s not letting it stop him from participating in one of the biggest sporting events on the planet.

In order to compete, Charlie has to carefully watch what he eats and be aware of his blood glucose levels by using a continuous glucose monitor that he’ll have with him during the entire race.

Amazingly, the monitor plugs into his car’s data system and gives him a digital readout right in front of him on his steering wheel.

So as long as he and his team manage his blood sugar levels, Charlie will be able to stay sharp and safe – and have a chance at a victory.

(Fox Business)

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