As I was looking at the results of todays stage I started to think about how difficult it is to be a professional cyclist with diabetes. It would be a great life but I believe the challenge of living with diabetes is that much tougher. Sure they have doctors and nutritionists with them 24/7 but so much more goes in to being an athlete. What really had me thinking was the traveling that they do, I mean my blood sugars are off for a few days if I go to a different time zone. I can't imagine traveling thousands of miles on a plane and trying to mange my diabetes while racing a bike. I have trouble sleeping changing time zones, these guys are out racing at least a hundred miles a day at well over 20mph and managing their diabetes. It is amazing and so motivating, I find it very difficult to complain about a high blood sugar over a thirty mile flat bike ride when these guys are racing at the highest level possible. It is amazing!!!
I'm a bit of a Team Novo Nordisk junkie, I follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It is motivating to see what they are doing every single day. Today on Instagram Team Novo Nordisk did a day in the life of rider Martijn Verschoor, from being on the team bus, to testing before the race, it was all photographed and posted to Instagram. Team Novo Nordisk is amazing and an inspiration to so many each and every day. Keep up the great work and know that the future is very bright for the team. (Little motivation for the team just in case they happen to read the post, I can dream right?)