Dr. William Russell:
TrialNet – Finding Ways to Prevent the Development of Type 1 Diabetes

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Team Type 1 and TrialNet
Partner to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

Team Type 1 is the worlds only pro cycling team with a roster that includes riders who have type 1 diabetes. Team Type 1 strives to instill hope and inspiration for people around the world affected by diabetes. With appropriate diet, exercise, treatment and technology, the team believes anyone with diabetes can achieve their dreams.
TT1 riders have been regulars at Vanderbilt Diabetes Family Day since its inception five years ago. The team has inspired dozens of patients at Vanderbilt Childrens to reach for the best possible diabetes control. Dr. Bill Russell, Director of the Childrens Diabetes Program and TrialNet Principal Investigator, has served as TT1 Endocrinologist for the past four years. He accompanied the championship TT1 riders on the grueling Race Across America yearly since 2009.
To learn more about Team Type 1, including following the team on their blog and buying cool team apparel, click on the link below to visit the Team Type 1 website.