GREENSBORO, NC -- Playing sports and running are hard enough, but imagine doing both and having a debilitating disease. That's life for a lot of folks with Diabetes and we know the number of Diabetes is on the rise.
Christine Bader understands. She has Type 1 Diabetes and now works with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to make life easier for folks just like her.
"What people I do not think understand is that this condition is 24/7," said Bader. "There is no break, no down time, no vacation. This is something you have to manage every day, every second."
Bader said Type 1 Diabetics are constantly planning and plotting their day, their food, their exercise intake, their stress level, and their sleep, in order to see how each activity will affect their blood sugar and how they need to control it with their insulin intake.
Thanks to the money raised by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, technology has made this disease more controllable.
"There are so many devices that help enable you to take control of this condition. At this moment I take on average 10 shots a day," said Bader.
On May 18th, Race 13.1 will raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, to help prevent, treat and cure Type 1 Diabetes.
It starts at the Friendly Center in Greensboro. The half-marathon kicks off at 7 AM and the 5K and 10K start at 7:15 AM.
Registration fees vary. You can find all of the information on www.race131.com.