Live interview with Phil Southerland

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Live interview with Phil Southerland

Time: October 19, 2012 from 1pm to 2pm
Location: TuDiabetes homepage
Website or Map: http://www.tudiabetes.org
Event Type: live interview
Organized By: Emily Coles
Latest Activity: Oct 21, 2012

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1-2pm Pacific

4-5pm Eastern

 

When Phil Southerland was seven-months-old, he lost ten pounds in a week, his body was limp and his breathing slowed to what his mother called a “death rattle.” Rushing him to the ER, she was informed that tiny Phil displayed the youngest case of diabetes on record in the world at that time.

Blindness, kidney failure and death were all predicted for him by age twenty-five. Twenty-nine years later, not only is Phil alive and well but as the founder of Team Type 1, he and his team of championship cyclists — many of them diabetics—have become health and fitness role models for people the world over.

Together, they have taken on some of the most challenging endurance events in the world, including winning the Race Across America—a grueling 3,000-mile endurance competition—twice. Today, Phil continues to lead Team Type 1 as its professional cycling team, among one of the top 30 teams in the world, races toward an invite to the world’s top cycling event, the Tour de France in 2012. Leading the pack is a serious challenge for any athlete, but for Phil and his teammates, it presents two daily battles: one to stay in razor-sharp race-fit condition, the other, to stay alive.

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Comment by noha aaa on October 21, 2012 at 5:19am

hi, id love to attend, its the first time for me to participate in anything like this :) but im just a bit confused about the time,because i live in Egypt and not sure about the time difference, can someone help me out? :) Also id like to know what is meant by "attend", is there anything expected from me?
thanx a ton!

Comment by Doris D on October 18, 2012 at 8:40am

will be out of my comfort zone when it happens

Comment by Biedronk on October 17, 2012 at 10:10pm

I would love to attend. This is not the first time when I look at the invite for Friday's life interview and I know I will be at work busy. Could we change time of those events?

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(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)


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