Joe Eldridge is a Type 1 diabetic but turned into a professional cyclist after he learned to manage diabetes. He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 10 but churned his lifestyle with proper diet, insulin and regular exercise.
He will be a pre-race motivational speaker before the D-Feet Diabetes 5K Walk/Run and 1 Mile Walk organized by OhioHealth MedCentral Hospitals. Eldridge will speak at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 at Ontario High School. The event is free and open to the public. The fourth annual event will be held on April 26, Sunday, at 2 p.m. Race day registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. Registration is $20.
Eldridge is a part of Team Novo Nordisk, comprised of cyclists, triathletes and runners who are living with diabetes. The team will race with Birmingham, Alabama, native racers.