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Student Will Scale Peak To Send Diabetes Message, Do Research

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November 21, 2000
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University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
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On Jeremy Ackerman's 15th birthday, he learned that he had diabetes. His parents were dismayed, but young Ackerman set out to learn more about the disease and to learn how to manage it so he could still do the things he wanted to do. He strongly believes that people with diabetes -- especially younger ones -- need to know that the disease, while serious, doesn't have to limit them and that they "can do almost anything they want." To make that point, he and 15 other Type 1 diabetic athletes from around the world will travel to Argentina Dec. 26 to climb Cerro Aconcagua, which, with a summit of 22,830 feet, is the highest point in the Western Hemisphere.

CHAPEL HILL -- On Jeremy Ackerman's 15th birthday, he learned that he had diabetes. His parents were dismayed, but young Ackerman set out to learn more about the disease and to learn how to manage it so he could still do the things he wanted to do.


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