World Diabetes Tour is an international community of type1 diabetics.
Our missions : to connect, inspire, educate type1 diabetics to live the fullest their Life while managing their diabetes.
Each year projects are carried out throughout the world.
The birth of WORLD DIABETES TOUR
A Passion & a Type1 Diabetes
A Passion : traveling. Discovering new horizons and new cultures. Meeting people. Living great human and sporting adventures. In March 2009 with Christophe, my husband, we have decided to leave our lovely country, France, to travel around the World during one year.
My Diabetes : my fellow. I have been living with type 1 diabetes for over 20 years. I have never let my diabetes stop me from pursing my passions of travelling, trekking and doing sports. Each life experience teachs me how to manage better my diabetes, overcome the struggle to find joy, deal with frustration, fall for better rebounded. It's not easy every day, but the success is all the more beautiful !
Since day one, I've always had many questions about how to manage diabetes in my daily life, but also (and mostly) in specific conditions like doing sport or travel (conservation my insulin, impact of the altitude on blood sugar?, how to get my insuline abroad ? ..). Many questions, and often little answers. Thus, I have often learnt from my own experiences (successes and failures). But I was sure not to be the only diabetic to fully live my dreams with a type1 diabetes.
Hence the idea in 2008, before travelling around the globe, to found World Diabetes Tour (WDT). During one year, I have shared my travel and trekking experiences, with my successes and my failures. My goal was to help others. That my personal experiences benefit others who have the same desires, the same projects, and the same questions. Throughout this year of travel, we met type1 diabetics. Sharing moments with people from different culture, but all with the same fellow was awesome ! World Diabetes Tour community was born.
World Diabetes Tour, today
World Diabetes Tour (WDT) is a non profit organization which mission is to improving the lives of people with type1 diabetes.
Through its peer support’s community and its programs (T1D Challenge and Adventure Team) WDT helps type1 diabetics to go forward and live the fullest their life while learning how to keep undercontrol their diabetes. From each experience we learn. This knowledge is powerful : it is the base for us, type1 diabetics, to improve our diabetes management, our quality of life, and our long-term outcomes.
What began as personal quest has since grown into a globally recognized program. Today, WDT community is worldwide. All the ambassadors and members are really beautiful sources of inspiration.
- We provide:
- Empowerment & Inspiration
- Community & Peer support
- Outreach & Education
- Our current projects include:
- T1D Challenge. International expeditions run each year as part of an ongoing documentary project. This is our founding legacy program, which continues to share a message of empowerment across the globe.
- Adventure Team. Our diabetes camps are run in partnership with world leaders in experiential diabetes education. Offerings are available for youth and young adults.
- Talks. We attend all the relevant conferences around the world,and give talks to share our own experiences.
Together, nothing is impossible.
Together, anything is possible.