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From the February 24, 2015 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
   Approximately 29 million Americans suffer from diabetes, according to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention. However, if they knew Mack Wells, they'd revise that number to 28,999,999. That's because the 80-year-old Buena Vista resident hasn't just gotten ahold of the disease, he's pedaled right over it.
   Of course, he still has diabetes, but it's difficult to say he "suffers" it when last year he logged 13,060 miles as a bicyclist. That's an average of 35.8 miles per day and his doctors are amazed each time he has a check-up.
   "I wouldn't have believed ... The rest of the story.