Now imagine a diabetes camp that is specific to cycling. www.teamnovonordisk.com/team-novo-nordisk-2018-talent-id-camps/Team Novo Nordisk Talent ID Camps are just that, camps where diabetes and cycling are the main focus. Team Novo Nordisk created these camps to find young cyclists with diabetes in hopes of finding young cyclists that will one day be members of the Team Novo Nordisk pro team. These camps were created with diabetes as the main objective, with talent id camps the team could teach teenagers how to be successful with diabetes while riding the bike. The camps are by no means easy, people that attend will be challenged on the bike as they ride very difficult roads in and around Athens, Georgia.
I had the honor of spending a few days at camp a couple years back and I must say that it changed me as a person living with diabetes. I learned so much about cycling with diabetes, and diabetes in general. From proper food choices to my target range before going on a ride. I could have easily filled a notebook with all that I learned. What impressed me the most however was that the members of Team Novo Nordisk made the camp fun!! You're sitting in a "class" talking about diabetes and you're making friends from with people from across the globe. I went as a member of the media and I formed real friendships with a number of riders that are now on the development and pro teams. These are true friendships, I get emails and messages on social media asking how I'm doing and how the family is. It is crazy how this camp can change someones life.
For anyone living with diabetes between the ages 15 and 23 that has an interest in cycling this camp is something you need to check out. If you're a little nervous or don't know what to expect don't hesitate to contact Morgan Brown at Morgan.Brown@teamnovonordisk.com She will answer any questions you may have. My hope is to be at the 2019 camp as a member of the media yet again. I love the stories from the attendees and I love seeing what the future holds for Team Novo Nordisk!!