ArtificialPancreas RacingFund LOOP
He has been thriving with Type 1 Diabetes for eight years and racing cars since 2007. Chris explaining Loop the Artificial Pancreas in the video below during his first race with Loop in May 2017.
We are looking to raise funds to cover the race weekend expenses, including entry fees, race car rental, insurance, fuel, food and hotel.
A closed-loop artificial pancreas system is a device, or series of devices, that can work in concert with one another to automatically give the correct amount of insulin in response to food intake and rising blood glucose.
Let's get Christopher Lewis in the Guinness Book of World Records as the first Type 1 Diabetic to race during a 3 hour endurance race on May 20th with a closed-loop artificial pancreas system!
We will be broadcasting LIVE from the Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, California, where people take their racing seriously.
Christopher is a longtime member of the #WeAreNotWaiting community and was a developmental driver for Drive4Diabetes. He also clocked only one second behind Ryan Reed’s time in the same car on the same track.
We will be LIVE-Streaming from the driver’s seat in the race car in addition to LIVE-Streaming his Nightscout/Loop website showing how adrenaline affects his blood glucose.
This broadcast is made possible through the Nightscout Foundation on KCGM-TV.
The Nightscout Foundation exists to encourage and support the creation of open-source technology projects that enhance the lives of people with Type 1 Diabetes and those who love them. This includes fundraising, advocacy and direct software and hardware development.
"Type 1 Diabetes is a lifelong, 24 hour endurance race that you can never win, but strive to lead every lap." -Christopher Lewis
2 weeks left until the next race.
I'll put my DIY "Closed Loop" artificial pancreas through another test with a 1 hour driving stint, in a 3 hour Porsche endurance race. This race will take place at Willow Springs International Raceway on May 20th.
Thanks for supporting my cause.
This new system has greatly improved my diabetes management tremendously.
I'm halfway to my original goal. Thank you to all who donated to my first race and Guinness Would Record.
This one is going to be even more EPIC!! I'll be in the car 1 hour straight racing and this will be a true test to my DIY Artificial Pancreas System. Let keep those donations rolling in... $1 dollar $5 dollars anything will help.
Thank you to all who donated to my cause. I not only set the Guinness Book World Record as the first type 1 diabetic to race with a closed loop artificial pancreas... but it looks like I may have set the track record for my class, too.