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Delphine, September 28, 2008

"True happiness is not dependent on human being or any external object. It only depends on us. " Dalai Lama

" You entered my life one day in November'94, without warning. A few kilos less, intense thirst, a world that is troubled around me without knowing why. Blood tests, the verdict on Saturday afternoon and « your name ». I've already heard about you. Yes, once or twice but nothing more. Who are you ? Where do you come from ? Really, is it serious Doctor ? Emergencies, new blood tests, and again « your name ». I quickly understand that my journey will be linked to you, forever.

Everything is blurry around me. I feel lost.

But I bounce : my life must not stop there because of you. It's not easy every day, believe me, but I think we are on the good track! I chose to consider you as a fellow. « Ennemy », my life would have been a hell. With you, I have always faced the challenges and sometimes, thanks to you, I surpassed my self to prove to myself that I could do it, and show others that you should not be considered as a brake. Together, we have ran marathons, have dived at more than 20 meters, have ascent to 5895 meters on the roof of Africa, have trekked several days in remote areas of Patagonia and the Himalayas. Together we went on a World Tour: 350 days of discoveries, encounters, happiness! Thanks to you I have met wonderful people! And finally, my wildest dream despite your presence became reality: to be a Mom !"
Delphine - Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on November 14, 1994.

Adventure-seeker, Delphine Arduini lives with type 1 diabetes for over 20 years. She has never let diabetes stop her from pursing her passions of travelling, trekking and doing sports. Each life experience teachs her how to manage better her 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 !
She originally started World Diabetes Tour (WDT) as a internet platform just before travelling for one year around the globe. Through her Blog, Delphine shared her experiences of living with type 1 diabetes (travelling, trekking, doing sports, …) and met others diabetics who dealt the same daily challenges. She always believed in importance of positive synergy and peer-to-peer support to go forward and live its own Life. Community helps to stay positive despite ups and downs. Together, anything is possible ! Together, we are stronger.

World Diabetes Tour is a global non profit organization which mission is to improving the lives of people with type1 diabetes. Through its programs (T1D Challenge and Adventure Team) WDT helps type1 diabetics to go forward and live the fullest their life despite diabetes.

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The WDT association

Welcome on World Diabetes Tour (WDT) website, association 1901 created in 2008 by Delphine Arduini , type 1 diabetic.

WDT is an international community of patients with type 1 diabetes. WDT's mission is to connect, inspire and motivate Type 1 diabetics to live their lives to the full while controlling their diabetes. Of each and every experience we learn. And together, we are stronger!

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T1D Challenges

Programs T1D Challenge are organized by World Diabetes Tour with Sanofi Diabète as partner. Every year since 2013, a new sports challenge (trek of several days) brought together an international team of diabetics type 1 accompanied by an experienced medical staff.

T1D Challenge are human and sporting adventures whose mission is to inspire type 1 diabetics from all over the world.

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World Diabetes Tour offers several stays each year, Adventure Team, whether sporting or not, in France or at the other end of the world.

Living together a great sporting and human adventure, while learning from each other and from each experience to better manage his diabetes.

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« True happiness does not depend on any being, any external object.
It depends only on us »

Dalaï Lama