Mr. Blackwell really loves racing. In fact, sitting in our garage is an old-ish RX-7 with remnants of several auto-cross taped on car numbers. Unfortunately, grad school has slowed the progress of several "upgrades" to his car (now, our car), bless his heart. So we make due by loading up our cooler and heading down to Birmingham for the IndyCar races every once in a while. This year we went on Saturday instead of Sunday, so we just saw the tail end of the IndyCar qualifying, the Rolex race and the Continental Tire race. But I still had time to check out Charlie Kimball's NovoLog FlexPen car, sign my name, and get doted upon by the Certified Diabetes Educator who was "tickled" to see a Type 1!
And even though he drives a car, and I fly on helicopters, we really aren't that different. Charlie is "the first licensed driver with diabetes in the history of INDYCAR" and I'm waiting for my turn to be "the first certified astronaut with diabetes in the history of NASA". See? Not that different. Maybe my slogan can be "LAUNCH WITH INSULIN", similar to Charlie's "RACE WITH INSULIN"? Thoughts?