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Type 1 Diabetic Races Across America

Helen Baer
Published on February 19, 2019
Having a diabetes monitoring system during a high-performance sports event is very important.
Thomas Haas is the first type 1 diabetic to finish the Race Across America.

Thomas Haas

A strong team and the right preparation

The epoc blood analysis system is a helpful device to watch blood and glucose levels.

20 hours on the bike every day

“Checking my blood with the epoc® blood analysis device was immensely helpful”, explains Thomas Haas.
Being prepared with a diabetes monitoring system is key to finish the RAAM.

Through the 46-degree desert heat

“My favorite part was riding through the desert, despite the 46-degree heat. To me, that’s America’s most beautiful landscape,” says Thomas Haas.

By Helen Baer
Helen Baer is an editor at Siemens Healthineers.