American Medical ID is proud to preview the new Ryan Reed medical ID bracelet, which should become available mid-March. As American Medical ID has done with past campaign awareness bracelets, a percentage of sales will be donated to the American Diabetes Association.
Ryan Reed is an incredibly talented driver who never let his diabetes diagnosis slow him down. After being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in February 2011, during the height of his racing career, Ryan’s approach in his life, career, and goals in racing changed. He found himself in a unique situation and was driven to become a role model in the diabetes community. Reed joined forces with the American Diabetes Association, and drives the No. 16 Drive to Stop Diabetes presented by Lilly Diabetes Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang. Reed, a Bakersfield, California native, is believed to be the first full-time NASCAR national series driver with type 1 diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. The Drive to Stop Diabetes℠ campaign includes awareness and educational efforts at select NASCAR Nationwide races, as well as at several off track health and wellness initiatives.