Drive to Stop Diabetes℠ Campaign

Lilly Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association®: Drive to Stop Diabetes

About DRIVE TO STOP DIABETES℠

Many NASCAR® fans are impacted by diabetes, which affects nearly 30 million people nationwide. By providing inspiration, tools, and resources, the Drive to Stop DiabetesSM campaign strives to empower Americans with diabetes to live well. That means taking care of yourself, talking with your doctor about diabetes management to stay healthy, and reaching out to family and friends for encouragement and support.

The face of this campaign is none other than NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Ryan Reed, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 17. Despite his diagnosis, Ryan was able to realize his dream of becoming a professional race car driver just a few short years later by working closely with his doctor to manage his diabetes with proper nutrition and treatment.

Drive to Stop Diabetes is presented by Lilly Diabetes in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association® and Ryan’s Mission, Ryan’s nonprofit organization. 

ABOUT RYAN REED

Ryan Reed grew up in Bakersfield, California, watching his dad race and fell in love with the sport. His own racing career started early, when Ryan captured the Kid’s Kart Track Championship at age four. At the age of 17, Ryan made the long move from California to North Carolina, to surround himself with the racing community. In February 2011, just as his career was reaching new heights, Ryan received life-changing news. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and told he would never race again. Instead of giving up, Ryan found a doctor who assured him that through hard work he could still race. Ryan continues to see his doctor regularly.

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DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

Seeing your doctor regularly is essential to managing your diabetes. In between visits, these educational materials can help you manage your diabetes or help care for someone with diabetes.  For additional resources, visit our Programs and Resources page.

Daily Meal Planning Guide

Daily Meal Planning Guide

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Self-Care Diary

Self-Care Diary

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Exercise: Small Moves, Big Difference

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ABOUT THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION

The American Diabetes Association is committed to preventing and curing diabetes and to improving the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Click here to learn more.