Our Mission


Ryan Dewald checking his glucose
Ryan Dewald checking his glucose after Air Force Cycling Classic
Winning the Race with Diabetes (WTRWD) was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 2016.  The purpose of the organization is to inspire, educate, and support adults, children, and those children’s parents who have been diagnosed and are living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).  This education and support will be focused on techniques for living healthy, active, and athletically competitive lives while managing the disease. The primary mission of WTRWD is to inspire, teach, and demonstrate how to fully manage T1D, thereby reducing its long-term health risks through a highly active and athletically competitive lifestyle.  This mission will be carried out by conducting seminars and events to train people of all ages with T1D to overcome the disease’s tendency to inhibit athletic activities that ultimately exacerbate its adverse health effects.  The closely related secondary mission is to motivate youth currently unimpacted by diabetes to be physically active and healthy as means to combatting childhood obesity and decreasing the risk of being impacted type 2 diabetes (T2D).