I was diagnosed with type one diabetes at the age of 17. Now 23, I am raising money for the American Diabetes Association by fundraising for/running the Tough Mudder-Michgan.
My personal goal for running this race to is do something I have never before done. This will be my first tough mudder and race in general. An even more important goal for running this race for the American Diabetes Association is to bring awareness to this disease. As a diabetic, I often deal with the negative sterotypes that come with the term "diabetic". I often hear "you don't look like a diabetic", "how does your diabetes effect your ability to..." or "should you be doing this" or "eating that". By running this race, I hope to not only change this perception but further educate about diabetes through my own personal experience. I hope to break these negative sterotypes and bring awareness to the disease and health managment in a new, healthy, happy, positive light.
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