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February 13, 2016

dave

Last week, I had a little blurb about the Dubai Tour and Team Novo Nordisk. Eight riders, all with type 1 diabetes, headed to the United Arab Emirates for their first Tour de France quality race of the year.

Team veteran Javier Megias was Team Novo Nordisk’s best-placed rider, finishing 27th in the general classification, just over one minute behind the race winner, Marcel Kittel. Dutch sprinter Martijn Verschoor finished just outside the top ten in two stages, while both Charles Planet and David Lozano rode in major breakaways on two separate days, showcasing what may be possible with diabetes to fans watching around the world.

team-novo-nordisk-1Ten of the 16 teams invited to this year’s race were World Tour squads, and Team Novo Nordisk held their own against some of the best sprinters in the world. With a great start to the season, they are looking forw3ard to upcoming races in the Philippines and Portugal. Stay tuned for more updates.

This is a good example of what good management can do for patients with diabetes, and this week we finally have a new glucose monitoring device that will make managing your diabetes during physical activity easier.

team-novo-nordisk-2Last week, Dr. Sheri Colberg presented information on interval training — one of the methods that cyclists use to increase speed and power — and many of you had questions for her. She joins us this week to answer some of them.

Announcements:

Free CME Courses
Our web site CME resource is back online! Be sure to check out the new CME courses posted there. Courses are currently available on topics including: Advances in the Medical & Surgical Management of Obesity; Diabetic Retinopathy; Strategies to Improve Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes; and more!

dLifeTV.com: Sunday, February 14, 7PM ET

From dLife.com: “dLife’s Benno Schmidt reports on the controversial topic of medical alert tattoos, and gets inked himself. Plus, a look at how diabetes may impact memory, and how to keep yours sharp; and a low carb chocolate treat from the dLife kitchen.” Sundays live online at dLifeTV.com at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, and 4 PM PT. Keep up on the latest dLife news at dLifeTV.com.

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Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief