I attempted to set/create a a Guinness World Record.
Christopher Lewis will become the FIRST known Closed Loop (Artificial Pancreas) Race Car Driver.
He has been thriving with Type 1 Diabetes for eight years and racing cars since 2007.
We are looking to raise funds to cover the race weekend expenses, including entry fees, race car rental, insurance, fuel, food and hotel.
A closed-loop artificial pancreas system is a device, or series of devices, that can work in concert with one another to automatically give the correct amount of insulin in response to food intake and rising blood glucose.
Let’s get Christopher Lewis in the Guinness Book of World Records as the first Type 1 Diabetic to race on March 11th and 12th, 2017, with a closed-loop artificial pancreas system! The event is only a few weeks away!
We will be broadcasting LIVE from the Buttonwillow Race Track in Buttonwillow, California, where people take their racing seriously. The county is the birthplace of fellow race car driver Ryan Reed, who is also battling Type 1 diabetes, and it boasts five full racetracks.
Christopher is a longtime member of the #WeAreNotWaiting community and was a developmental driver for Drive4Diabetes. He also clocked only one second behind Ryan Reed’s time in the same car on the same track.
We will be LIVE-Streaming from the driver’s seat in the race car in addition to LIVE-Streaming his Nightscout/Loop website showing how adrenaline affects his blood glucose.
This broadcast is made possible through the Nightscout Foundation on KCGM-TV.
The Nightscout Foundation exists to encourage and support the creation of open-source technology projects that enhance the lives of people with Type 1 Diabetes and those who love them. This includes fundraising, advocacy and direct software and hardware development.
“Type 1 Diabetes is a lifelong, 24 hour endurance race that you can never win, but strive to lead every lap.” -Christopher Lewis