As a fan of the team and everything they stand for I have become a better diabetic. Following and watching the team has given me a confidence that I have never had as a diabetic. In seven months I will be running a 50k, that amazes me and has my friends and family excited!! In my wildest dreams I never thought that would be possible but it is possible because Team Novo Nordisk is proving day in and day out as they race all over the world that anything is possible with diabetes. The secret to reaching any dream as a diabetic is the same as reaching any dream, you have to work hard, you have to have a plan, and you have to stand up after getting knocked down.
Many Team Novo Nordisk members have had injuries that have kept them off of the bike for a long period of time. Just like anyone else with an injury they would be angry they were hurt and couldn't help the team. Those feelings would be gone the next day however, instead of focusing on what they couldn't do or what they were missing they focused on what they could do to get better and recover in a timely fashion. Weeks later seeing social media posts of injured riders riding for an hour and enjoying every second of the ride shows the work that they put in. Cycling is a job for team members but it is also a passion, they love what they do and it shows each and everyday that they are on the bike. A couple weeks back when I got to spend time with the development team I learned very quickly that team members love their diabetes the same if not more than they love cycling.
Team Novo Nordisk is changing diabetes each and everyday, we can't thank them enough for that. We are all members of the team and we will all be a part of getting Team Novo Nordisk to the Tour de France. Team Novo Nordisk has changed my life and I can't thank them enough for that, I want to help the team change someone else's life. You don't have to know a lot about cycling for the team to change your life, all it takes is believing in a dream and working everyday towards your dream. Like Team Novo Nordisk you have to write down your dream and say to yourself everyday "My dream is to __________________ I will work as hard as I can to realize my dream!!" Just like Team Novo Nordisk racing in the Tour de France it will take time and a lot of hard work but you can realize your dream no matter what it is!!