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Kevin

I've raised $100.00
toward my $200.00 goal.
Together we can Stop Diabetes!

Welcome to My Tour de Cure Web Page!

Support me in the Tour de Cure!

This is my third year participating with the North Shore Tour de Cure fundraising event, where I also chair the Red Rider Sub-Committee. Red Riders are people with diabetes who ride in this event. When I rode two years ago, it was the first time I participated in a formal cycling event. At the time, I had my share of concerns about riding in such an event, including how best to train leading up to the ride, and then managing my diabetes during the ride itself. I did not even have my own bike. Taking spin classes on a regular basis, riding outdoors with supportive cycling mentors, and through trial and error, I prepared myself to successfully complete the 15-mile route that year. It proved to be such a fulfilling experience. The feeling of being out on a bike, and riding with so many others all in support of the same cause, was so exhilarating. Last year, I bought my own bike and moved up to the 31-mile ride. It was another great feeling of accomplishment. This year, I am pushing myself to ride the 62-mile route. It means taking many more spin classes this winter to get ready, and finding more time to exercise at home. But I think I can do it.

I ride because I have had Type 1 Diabetes since 1983. I also have several family members and friends who also have either Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. I use an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring (CGMS) technology as part of my care program. Finding a way to better manage Type 1 diabetes is important to me. I also speak with anyone I meet with diabetes and encourage them to live their life to the fullest, and not let the disease get in the way of that. I have been active in efforts to combat diabetes in different ways for many years. I have participated in research studies and clinical trials, including the artificial pancreas trials. I was honored by Harvard University in 2010 for presenting one of 12 pioneering ideas for attacking Type 1 diabetes as part of a crowdsourcing challenge. The winning ideas were submitted to Harvard research teams for further exploration. I also served as co-chair of the ADA's 2007 Step Out to Fight Diabetes in the Merrimack Valley Walk.

For anyone who has a loved one, friend or colleague who suffers from any form of diabetes, I encourage you to participate in any way you feel you can.

Sincerely, Kevin

 

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