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Diabetes de type 1 adolescents

For the third year in a row, Sanofi is supporting the Type 1 Diabetes Challenge expedition. For this new edition, Sanofi is joined by SWEET, a group of established European and national diabetes organisations have joined forces to improve diabetes management in children and adolescents.

If their elders launched assaults on Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu, this year 11 young Europeans, Brazilians, Canadians and Indians are preparing to scale the White Mountains in western Crete over four days.

The objective of the “TD1 Youth Challenge” is to carry a message of hope proving that, if properly managed, diabetes does not need to result in barriers to adventure or ambition.

Strive for control and dare to dream


Around the world, a young person finds out they have Type 1 Diabetes every 10 minutes1 and when treated, 70% of them are not in control of their condition.

At this age, support and self confidence is particularly important and has great impact on how young people manage their diabetes.

The T1D challenge is advocating importance of self-empowerment in diabetes management.

This year 11 young people aged 15-20 living with type 1 diabetes will trek through the Samaria Gorges and reach the summit of the White Mountains in Crete.

#T1DCYouthChallenge only 5 days left!Please take a look at the profiles of the young people.

Posted by T1D Youth Challenge on Wednesday, August 19, 2015


They dare to dream, follow them and show them your support!


#T1DYouthChallenge some more impressions from the 3rd day

Posted by T1D Youth Challenge on Thursday, August 27, 2015


1. Extrapolation based on number of T1D children diagnozed per year as per IDF Diabetes Atlas 6th edition, 2013 (p.43)

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