All-Diabetes Pro Sports Team Is Changing the Game

All-Diabetes Pro Sports Team Is Changing the Game
Recording: All-Diabetes Pro Sports Team Is Changing the Game, Mar 10, 2019

Speakers

At seven months old, Phil Southerland was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. He was told he would be dead or blind by age 25. Now at 37, he is the CEO and Co-Founder of Team Novo Nordisk, the world's first all-diabetes professional cycling team. When people are diagnosed with diabetes, they are told they can't do endurance sports. Through a partnership with the world leader in continuous glucose monitoring, Team Novo Nordisk is using technology to change the game for all athletes living with diabetes.

Phil has dedicated his life to the 437 million people living with diabetes and wants to improve access to care and what it means to live and thrive with diabetes. Through the help of technology, Phil has created an army of type 1 athletes that serve as role models and super heroes.



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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Focus15
Event Type: Session
Level: Advanced