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Inspiration : messages from our teams

Inspiration Community Diabetes Trek Travel
La communauté WDT, August 06, 2016

"True happiness is not dependent on being, no external object. It depends only on us."
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Living with type1 diabetes is being connected 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Always, and for our whole Life. Most people around us do not have any idea about the huge amount of time and energy we spend to manage our diabetes. While living our daily life as anybody else, a part of our mind is always connected to stay "between the lines": not too low, not too high. Numbers rythm our Life. How many carbs in my meal ? How many units of insulin should I take ? What is my blood sugar ? Should I adjust my insulin flow ? Should I do a bolus ? Should I check again my blood sugar ?
And, sometimes, even if we keep smiling and stay positive, inside us it is loneliness, isolation, sadness, feeling of not being understood. Emotional support plays a key role in diabetes care. Connecting with other people living with diabetes that understand us can make all the difference.

But, despite how complex diabetes is (we should be awarded a math prize!) it is possible to live,and to live well and achieve all our beautiful projects and dreams.
We learn from our own experiences, but also from our peers. And together, anything is possible! Together, we go forward.

Here are some positives messages from our T1D Challenge teams members.

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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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Trips

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 »

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