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Ride for awareness

Trip calls attention to diabetes


Brandon L. Summers

Tracy Herbert is bicycling across America, from San Francisco to New York, to create awareness of type 1 diabetes. Diagnosed at 17, Herbert thought she only had 20 years to live and would never have children. A grandmother in her 50s, she inspires others by proving life with diabetes is possible. Herbert stopped in Sidney Tuesday as part of her travels.

Tracy Herbert, of Fort Worth, Texas, is creating awareness of type 1 diabetes by bicycling from San Francisco to New York along historic Highway 30.

Herbert arrived in Sidney Tuesday, taking a break before endeavoring on another 80- to 100-mile leg of her trip, which started in June.

Herbert prides herself on being a grandmother who has lived with diabetes for more than 40 years.

"When I was diagnosed, I was told I'd live for 20 years, I'd die with horrible complications, and never be able to have children," she said. "Well, I have two children, I'm still alive, obviously, and riding my bik...

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