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IndyCar Driver Charlie Kimball Navigates Type 1 Diabetes, Racing, and Fatherhood in Pandemic Mode

As a professional race car driver, Charlie Kimball saw his life upended by the COVID-19 crisis like everyone else in early 2020. But toss in the birth of a second child and adjusting to managing type 1 diabetes (T1D) away from the racing circuit for the first time in 9 years, and it’s been a unique experience even in these strange times. Kimball was disappointed to have to forgo the usual start of the racing season in March. But this break has also afforded him a rare opportunity to be present in his newly expanded family’s day-to-day routine. He says being a dad of a toddler and a newborn just as pandemic-mode hit has been one of the most bittersweet moments in his life. We had a chance to reconnect with Kimball recently to chat about the impact on professional sports and personal lives during these unprecedented times. First Indy 500 driver with T1D While Kimball isn't the only T1D driver in professional racing, his story is probably one of the most renowned wit