First-Ever All-Diabetes Professional Cycling Team

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2015-05-20 09:17:34 -0500
Started 2015-05-19 09:31:34 -0500

It is one thing to have a diabetic on your team, but this is a whole new level. What a great inspiration to be able to do what you want as a diabetic.

"diaTribe was excited to learn that Novo Nordisk has extended its partnership with the professional cycling Team Novo Nordisk (TNN) for an additional two years. Founded by diabetes advocate Phil Southerland, Team Novo Nordisk is the first professional team in any sport to be made up exclusively of athletes with type 1 diabetes. We are big supporters. The team is made up of 18 professional type 1 athletes from 11 countries with an addiontal 30 athletes competing under TNN’s development and junior programs. TNN has its sights set on racing in the Tour de France, the world’s toughest cycling race, by the year 2021 – in honor of the 100 year anniversary of the discovery of insulin." - See more at:

That would be a Tour de France I would really want to see.

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Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-05-20 09:05:23 -0500 Report

I think it is wonderful…and I hope they get a metric ton of publicity..How many times have we heard or read a diabetic (especially a young one)..ask can I still do this??..or become that?? if I am diabetic…I think we need to highlight just how many successful professionals and professional athletes with diabetes exist..and we need to do it often…until the question is no longer asked…because we already know the answer is YES..

GabbyPA 2015-05-20 09:17:34 -0500 Report

I was doing posts for a while of famous people with diabetes. I think now that it's not as much of a stigma, more people will share how they manage diabetes and have incredibly active lives.