Ryan Enright is running his 22nd consecutive Boston Marathon and this time for Team Joslin
It is Enright’s fourth year running as a member of Team Joslin to support the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston.
He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2010 when he was going into surgery for his foot. Enright said the doctors noticed his blood sugar was abnormally high and tested him for diabetes. When the surgery was over, he learned his foot was fixed and that he was a Type 1 diabetic.
“After the initial shock wore off, my biggest concern was figuring out if I would still be able to run,” Enright said.
Enright turned to Joslin with his concerns and questions, and has been a patient since then.
“Thanks to the doctors, nurses, educators, dietitians and other amazing people at Joslin I have been able to continue running and living life with Type 1 diabetes with the comfort of knowing I am getting the best care in the world, in the same building where researchers and doctors are striving to find a cure for this disease,” Enright said.
The Hingham resident has used his diagnosis as a platform to get the message out to others, “Living with diabetes, of all ages, that this disease doesn’t have to stop you from living your best, healthy life.” He has raised $10,000 and his goal is to double that amount.
posted Wednesday March 6th