Sanofi – Sanofi, SWEET & WDT - Type 1 Diabetes Youth Challenge Documentary
T1D Challenge, is an initiative to promote awareness of type 1 diabetes and show the world that for people living with type 1 diabetes, when striving for control, anything is possible.
In 2013 and 2014, international teams hiked to Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu, both T1D Challenge teams inspired people living with diabetes worldwide and set a strong precedent for our next step in 2015.
For this third edition, Sanofi Diabetes, SWEET and World Diabetes Tour joined forces to advocate the importance of self-empowerment and emotional support in the management of diabetes during adolescence and early adulthood.
The expedition began on August 24, 2015 when the T1D YOUTH Challenge Team embarked on its journey through the Samaria Gorges in the White Mountains of Crete, ascending approximately 2,000m above sea level. This year’s team gathered eleven trekkers aged 15 to 20 from India, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Belgium, Slovenia, and Greece and demonstrated that with well managed diabetes – even under challenging conditions – young people living with type 1 diabetes can strive for control and dare to dream.