Many of us know diabetes professionals who have diabetes and that was a driving force in choosing their profession. If you look on our board of adv isors you will find some of those very professionals. One of them is Dr. Sheri Colberg, who has been working with us for the past decade and is nearing 50 years with diabetes. This week she shifts gears to share her personal experiences and how activity plays into her everyday life. There are also those we have a working relationship with, such as Steve Edelman. What you may not know about Dr. Steve is that he is an avid cyclist and has type 1 diabetes, which gives him a unique insight on how athletes can succeed with diabetes.
Over the past few weeks we have had some interesting articles about Team NOVO-NORDISK (see here and here), a professional cycling team that is made up entirely of riders that have type one diabetes. This week they are competing in both the Tour of Utah and the Tour of Poland. Our colleagues attending the race sent over a short update on both races for you.
The Tour de Pologne is the biggest one-week race of the summer, and Team Novo Nordisk kicked it off with a bang, in front of tens of thousands of roadside fans with Charles Planet and Joonas Henttala active in breakaways during the first two stages. Old friends from the Polish diabetes community came to visit in Krakow and Katowice at the big blue and white bus, to say hello and wish the riders luck in the bike race as they continue to inspire, educate and empower the nearly 3 million people in Poland affected by diabetes.
The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, America’s Toughest Stage Race, kicked off Monday in Logan, Utah and Team Novo Nordisk’s Stephen Clancy scored the day’s America First Credit Union’s fan favorite jersey. The general public voted on the jersey, which was based on the rider with the best ideals and professionalism in cycling, community or a charity. Stephen is currently wearing the jersey during Stage 2, which started in Brigham City and has a challenging summit finish at Snowbasin Resort.
We are also happy to announce that Derek LeRoith, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Diseases) and Interim Chief of the Hilda & J. Lester Gabrilove Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bones Diseases at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, has joined our advisory board. Click here to learn more about him and his research.
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