Today, American Diabetes Wholesale announced Brian Harris as the winner of the GlucoStories & Charlie Kimball Share Your Story Contest. Brian was selected as a finalist by a panel of judges recognized in the diabetes community and was chosen by people who voted for their favorite diabetes story on the GlucoStories.com website. Born and raised in Iowa, Brian is a 37 year-old father of two. He was diagnosed with having diabetes after suffering a massive heart attack at the young age of 33. To read Brian’s complete story, please visit the GlucoStories winner.
Dedicated to keeping diabetes management affordable for all, especially the uninsured, American Diabetes Wholesale partnered with Charlie Kimball, a 24-year old Indy Lights race car driver and who has Type I diabetes, back in May to launch GlucoStories. The concept of the contest was to bring together individuals living with diabetes or supporting someone with diabetes and provide them with a platform to share their personal experiences. The contest asked people to explain how diabetes has impacted their lives and enter to win a Grand Prize trip to the “Firestone® Indy Lights” Championship Race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida on Friday, October 9, 2009. The winner would not only have the opportunity to see Charlie compete, but also spend time with the driving star and see how he doesn’t let diabetes slow him down.
“Community involvement and education are two of the pillars that American Diabetes Wholesale was founded on,” said Chris Maguire, Vice President of American Diabetes Wholesale. “Inspiring people living with diabetes to reach beyond stereotypical boundaries that are associated with the disease and educating the masses about the impact diabetes is having on our society, is the heart of the matter.” Maguire continued, “On behalf of the entire American Diabetes Wholesale team, we extend our congratulations to Brian. His story inspired us to continue our mission of helping people with diabetes live healthy and happy lives.”
With the support of Home Diagnostics, a leading developer of quality blood glucose monitoring products at affordable prices, Allison Medical, Defeat Diabetes Foundation, Diabetic Rockstar, JDRF Greater Palm Beach County Chapter, American Diabetes Wholesale and other partners, GlucoStories is a platform for people with diabetes or those who support people living with diabetes to inspire and feel inspired about living the best life possible. To learn more about the prizes, rules or to become involved in next year’s contest, please visit glucostories.com and share your experiences with diabetes.
About American Diabetes Wholesale
American Diabetes Wholesale is a diabetic supply mail order company that offers one of the largest selections of diabetes-related products, fast service, significant discounts and support for customers who have health insurance, as well as the uninsured. American Diabetes Wholesale provides top-quality, brand name diabetic supplies and over-the-counter pharmacy items at a significantly discounted price in comparison to other retail outlets. American Diabetes Wholesale takes a leading role in diabetic education and support through its free websites, blogs and forums including: DestinationDiabetes.com, GlucoStories.com, and their diabetes forum. American Diabetes Wholesale is actively involved in and supports the diabetes community and organizations that further diabetes education and research. The company has been providing diabetic supplies to consumers through its websitewww.adwdiabetes.com and via toll free phone at 877-241-9002 for the past five years.
About Charlie Kimball
At 24, Charlie Kimball is a successful young American racecar driver forging a career in the highly competitive world of open wheel racing. Charlie is currently racing in the Firestone Indy Lights Championship race circuit. Racing since age 9, he has been involved in the most competitive racing categories in the world including British Formula 3, Formula 3 Euroseries and the World Series by Renault. In 2005, Kimball shattered the European stereotype that “Americans are not fast” by becoming the first American in 11 years to win a British Formula 3 race. He went on to secure two track records and several F3 victories in both Britain and Europe. He made international history with a podium finish in the Formula 3 Euro series in his first race after he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2007. For more information visit: www.charliekimball.com.