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Cyclists gear up for ride of their lives

Insulin is required to fuel the body's cells, and when a person eats and their food is broken down, the sugar becomes glucose, which provides fuel to the body's cells. Insulin carries the glucose from the blood to the cells, but in people with type two diabetes, this does not happen. Therefore, the insulin builds up in the blood rather than the cells.

According to the American Diabetes Association, over time, high blood glucose levels could affect the eyes, kidneys and heart.

The Stillwater tour placed third last year in fundraising nationwide falling short two spots by relatively large tours by comparison. There are 80 tours nationwide according to Young.

To register for the event or sponsor a rider check out the Web site a diabetes.org/albanytourdecure.

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