Forty-three-year-old Brian Friedman says hell wear handcuffs because it represents how people with the disease feel shackled.
Friedman says he doesnt have diabetes, although he sees the number of cases of Type 2 Diabetes so much across the U.S. that he wants to encourage people to stop eating bad foods and start exercising.
This isnt the first time hes swum handcuffed. Friedman says he swam from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco last year.
Friedman plans to swim from New Jersey at around 7 a.m. EST and arrive in Chelsea Piers in New York an hour later.
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