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The Uplifters: Ryan Reed’s NASCAR/Diabetes Team

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Learn why diabetes support systems and pit crews both have a Jack Man: someone lifting you up when you're low. Learn about Ryan Reed's pit crews on and off the racetrack. NASCAR driver Ryan Reed has something most racecar drivers don’t: two pit crews. No, he’s not breaking any racing rules by having another team on the track. One crew helps him manage his car and the other his type 1 diabetes: his Diabetes Pit Crew. Reed was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 17 and told he’d never race again. But with determination and a devoted support system in place, he’s been able to manage his diabetes and keep on racing. See how Ryan’s brother’s role on his Diabetes Pit Crew mirrors that of Ryan’s NASCAR pit crew jack man, Mike Brown. If you have diabetes, who is the jack man on your Diabetes Pit Crew? The My Diabetes Pit Crew series is part of the Drive to Stop DiabetesSM program developed by the American Diabetes Association, presented by Lilly Diabetes.