The Cyclist Who Beat Diabetes

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Jade Wilcoxson, a physical therapist turned pro-cyclist and U.S. Olympic gold medal winner, shares her story on how cycling helped her to ward off diabetes. When her doctor told her she was pre-diabetic, Wilcoxson bought a new bike and hit the road to prevent the onset of diabetes, only to find that she was also genetically prone to endurance athletics and has a passion for cycling.

She took charge of her well-being through cycling, losing 20 pounds and allowing her blood sugar to return to a normal level, showing others who may be at risk for the disease that it is possible to do something about it. Her advice to others is: “Make some changes that will pay off tenfold down the road.”

The Wall Street Journal, 6/13/13

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