Happy World Diabetes Day!! For diabetic athletes and supporters of Team Novo Nordisk today was one of the best days ever. On November 1st Team Novo Nordisk introduced the hastag #wddkm, this hashtag was to be used anytime you walked, ran, biked or swam. The goal at the beginning of the month was to reach 40,000km. That goal was reached on November 9th, as I write this post the count is at 65,000km. That is truly amazing, Team Novo Nordisk has shown people all over the globe that anything is possible with diabetes. The amazing total of 65,000km shows that the team has inspired people to show that they can do anything with diabetes. The future looks very bright for Team Novo Nordisk and the future looks even brighter for anyone with diabetes, everyday we are showing the world that you can do anything with diabetes.
Think of how far 7,500km or 4,660 miles. To put that in perspective the Tour de France is less than 4,000km, that is on a bike over three weeks. It is about 4,000km from LA to New York or a 6 hour flight. If you can imagine running 7,500km over ten months. Today, Sebastien Sasseville finished his ten month run in Vancouver, the most amazing part of this story is that Sebastien never ran until he was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 22. He is now 35 and just completed a truly amazing feat, his journey started in St. Johns, Newfoundland on February 2nd. I can't put in to words how amazing this is, I mean a marathon caused me so much mental pain that I couldn't imagine running across Canada for ten months. Yes Canada, that means it wasn't 70 and sunny every single day. I saw so many pictures of Seb running on snow covered roads that it makes me cold just thinking about it. Again it is a truly amazing feat and I'd love to sit down with Seb and talk about his run. How was he was able to get to that point as an athlete? How did the run effect his insulin and blood sugar levels? It is a truly amazing story and I encourage everyone to visit Outrun Diabetes to watch the fifteen episodes that chronicle his run. To learn more Seb and Outrun Diabetes please visit http://www.outrundiabetes.ca/
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