Go, Team Novo Nordisk!
Team Novo Nordisk is a global sports team dedicated to educating, empowering, and
inspiring those living with diabetes. The team includes cyclists, triathletes, and
runners, and is spearheaded by the first professional cycling team made up of only
athletes with diabetes. The team is united in its mission to show others what may be
possible to achieve with diabetes.
Educate, Empower, Inspire
Formed in December 2012, Team Novo Nordisk is a partnership between
Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, and former pro cyclist and
Phil Southerland. They joined forces to educate others about what
may be possible with proper diabetes management.
The men’s professional cycling team is composed of athletes who live with type
1 diabetes. The cyclists come from 10 different countries, including Australia, France,
and Ireland. These athletes are ordinary people with diabetes who happen to have
a talent and a strong desire to not let their condition stop them from competing
at the top level. The team members work hard to control their diabetes with the help of their HCPs and are always
pushing for their personal best. They want to empower others living with diabetes
to do the same.
The team is registered as an International Cycling Union (UCI) Professional Continental
Team and participates in various professional cycling races and tours around the
world, including the USA Pro Cycling Challenge®, Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey,
Tour do Rio, and Tour du Rwanda.
In addition to participating in athletic competitions, Team Novo Nordisk is very
active in the diabetes community. By sharing their stories with others, the athletes
hope to inspire people with diabetes.
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