58-year-old man runs 2500 miles throughout nation elevating consciousness for Kind 1 Diabetes

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TALLAHASSEE, Florida (WTXL) – A 58-year-old male goes one step further by raising awareness of Type 1 Diabetes.

Don Muchow was diagnosed with a chronic illness as early as the 1970s. Doctors told him that if he ever exercised because of his low blood sugar, he might die.

But Don proved they were wrong by lacing up and taking action. Now, with the help of his wife, he is running the ultimate marathon from California to Florida.

The Ironman from Texas just stopped here in Big Bend to reach a goal.

“”[I want to] People with Type 1 who are afraid of exercising with low blood sugar know that there are safe ways to do it, “Muchow said.” It’s just a little bit harder to do this and hopefully get out of there and be a role model. “

Don has already run more than 2,500 miles on his journey. He started in Newport Beach, California.

Its goal is to reach the Melbourne area in April.

You can follow his journey by liking his facebook page and visiting the T1Determined website.