|Andy at the top of Pahliers, an Hors Category climb|
|Riding through the Spanish country sied|
|At the ski staion|
Last years ride had a focus on technology and how inter-operability between the interested parties can be leveraged to create applications and technology that can hugely improved the quality of life for people living with conditions like Diabetes. This is a great article by Ian, one of the people involved in the mobile technology side who I met on the tour last year. It was a perfect partnership so many of my diabetic friends are friends because of technology. I entered this world through the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) and I continue to engage with people through the various Facebook and Twitter communities. I use apps to monitor my Diabetes management though logging my Insulin, blood sugars, food, and exercise. I have blood glucose meters and continuous glucose meters, all supplying me with data. Mobile technology is where its at and where it is going to be for Diabetes, it was no coincidence that we finished in Barcelona - the Mobile World Capital. The ride was also successful for two of the amateur TeamBG riders, Pierre and Simon, who were picked up by professional Diabetic cycling team Team Novo Nordisk.
This year I look forward to meeting up with my brother, Andy, to ride together again. We are both fitter and stronger and challenging ourselves with a bigger ride. I also look forward to seeing many of the great people who I met last year and hopefully some new faces too.
Team Blood glucose is a not for profit organization. It relies on donations to survive. As I have raised the money required to send me to the tour I will be donating some of my own money to TeamBG. Additionally I would be very appreciative if you also donate a small amount to help the cause. If we raise enough then that will enable us to put on more events next year. So please take the time to donate by clicking on the donate button in the top right of the homepage.
|TeamBG group pic, above Barcelona|
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