In 2012 Doug became the first person with Type 1 diabetes to run across the US and has become a recognized spokesperson for diabetes. Diagnosed at age 3, Doug has never accepted diabetes as a reason to give up, give in, or simply stop. Doug likes to share with others that regardless if you are an extreme athlete, a student, a professional, no matter who you are, anything can be possible with diabetes.
Doug is currently striving to become the 4th person to have run and biked across the US. Doug left Savannah, GA on October 18th. Riding an average of 100 miles a day for 25 days, it is expected he will ride into Santa Monica, California on November 12th to highlight National Diabetes Month.
You can go to www.1run.org to track Doug’s progress across the United States.