Luckily Leanne and I were the only ones in the room to hear Charlie speak. I could sense he was a little upset that only two people came to hear him speak but he quickly grabbed a chair and for the next hour talked to Leanne and I like we were long lost friends. Charlie and traded questions about diabetes, life, and driving a car. That hour was one of the best hours in my diabetic history, I thought this guy was to cool for us and what I got was a normal guy who has the same diabetes fears as everyone else that is affected by the disease. That hour taught me that it doesn't matter who you are diabetes is the same for everyone. It is how we handle our diabetes that dictates how great we are in life.
Charlie will start his third season in the IndyCar Series tomorrow in the 83 NovoNordisk car. I have never been a fan of car racing but Charlie has me excited to watch the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Charlie is an amazing guy and does a lot in the diabetes community. Charlie may be driving the car but he has the diabetes community in the car with him!! I can't wait to see Charlie win his first IndyCar race, when he does he will be proving to the doubters that although he has diabetes he can do anything anyone else can!!