The long and winding road – Diabetes and RAAM

While the Livestrong campaign received several high-profile shots in the arm this week, another group was waging a bicycle campaign to end a disease. The races of Team Type 1 and Team Type 2 took off on the grueling Race Across America, or RAAM. TT1’s made up of a mix of pros with and without Type 1 Diabetes (often called Juvenile Diabetes, due to the onset period) while TT2 is athletes with later onset diabetes.

Both teams made it across the country, and that feat hasn’t been lost on the media. The New York Times just picked up the story in its Health section (registration required), and the piece is a nice look at the challenges faced when racing across the country while bravely managing a disease.

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