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About Charlie Kimball

For 10 years, racecar driver Charlie Kimball has been a passionate patient ambassador for diabetes awareness and education as a paid spokesperson of Novo Nordisk. The first licensed INDYCAR driver with type 1 diabetes, Charlie has lived and breathed racing since the age of 9, when he began racing go-karts. After high school, he was accepted into Stanford University, but chose to follow his dream of becoming a race car driver. However, in 2007 while racing in Europe, he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and forced to halt his racing program midseason. With the help of his family and his health care team, he returned to racing just 6 weeks after his diagnosis. He posted a podium finish in his first race back on the track and hasn’t slowed down since.

Charlie Kimball, a passionate patient ambassador for diabetes awareness and education as a paid spokesperson of Novo Nordisk, as well as the first licensed INDYCAR driver with type 1 diabetes

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Charlie Kimball, Indy 500 racecar driver and type 1 diabetic

You’ll be riding with me at the Indy 500

On the Sunday before every Memorial Day, 33 men and women gather to run the greatest spectacle in racing – the Indianapolis 500-mile race. For the past eight years, I’ve been fortunate to be in that group of 33.

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