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Joe Eldridge

Joe Eldridge

Joe Eldridge is a professional cyclist and has had Type 1 diabetes for 18 years. Diagnosed when he was 10 years old, Joe has never let diabetes prevent him from achieving his athletic goals. While attending Auburn University, he joined the Auburn cycling team to help manage his diabetes. He met Phil Southerland at a collegiate race; together, they laid the groundwork for Team Type 1. Joe now travels the world competing as a professional cyclist, all the while managing his diabetes and fulfilling Team Type 1’s mission of motivating and inspiring individuals affected by diabetes.


A Break in the Action

I started writing this series to give everyone a little bit of insight into the life of a professional cyclist on Team Type 1, including the training that goes into preparing for the races and the challenges of managing blood glucose with intense exercise and travel. I hope that you have enjoyed it so far, and I appreciate the comments and support…

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Preparing for the Tour of Korea

After two weeks in Belgium I was ready to get back home and return to my normal routine…

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A Hard Lesson Learned

I hope you enjoyed reading about my recent races in Belgium a much as I enjoyed racing them. Please make sure to take a look at the Team Type 1 Facebook page for photos…

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Greetings From Belgium

Groeten uit BelgiĆ«! For those of you who don’t speak Dutch, I am in Belgium now for a few races. I am also happy to report that I have 100% recovered from being sick

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A Day in the Life of a Cyclist With Diabetes

I decided for this blog post that I’ll share what goes into a normal training day as a racer for Team Type 1. First, though, I want to give everyone an update on my racing and recovery from illness…

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Sick in South Africa

When I left you last, I was preparing for the Tour of South Africa — a seven-day stage race…

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The Racing Season Begins

I hope you enjoyed reading the first report on my blog. This edition is coming to you from a hotel room in sunny South Africa. The past seven days have been spent on airplanes and in motorized vehicles, with not enough time on the bike…

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Challenges of the Off-season

Hello, and thanks for reading my blog. And for those of you who are newly diagnosed, welcome to the diabetes team! My name is Joe Eldridge, and over the next couple of months I’ll be writing about my journey as someone with Type 1 diabetes who also happens to be a professional cyclist with Team Type 1…

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An Introduction

Editor’s Note: Looking for the motivation to start a physical fitness routine? Then you’ll want to meet our newest blogger, Joe Eldridge. A professional cyclist with Type 1 diabetes, Joe is aiming to compete in the Tour de France (yes, the Tour de France!)…

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