Now imagine a diabetes camp that is specific to cycling. 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.
The first talent id camp started yesterday and runs until from the 19th of June. A second camp will run from July 12th until July 17th. Team Novo Nordisk has been posting pictures from the first camp on Snapchat and to see how the attendees are bonding is amazing to see. As I said this camp is about diabetes, yes all of the attendees can ride a bicycle really well but they are forming a bond through diabetes. Just like any other diabetes camp the campers are sharing how they manage their diabetes on the bike with other campers. They are also learning from members of Team Novo Nordisk how they manage their diabetes while racing all over the world.
For the riders that are attending the first camp they are walking away with memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. They have a better understanding of how to race to the best of their ability with diabetes. These attendees are the future of Team Novo Nordisk and diabetes. With these camps Team Novo Nordisk and teenage athletes living with diabetes are in great hands, the future looks very bright and what makes Team Novo Nordisk so great today will continue with each and every person that attends the talent id camps.