Competitive cyclists Phil Southerland and Joe Eldridge founded a cycling group called Team Type 1 several years ago to help raise awareness for type 1 diabetes. Southerland has been living with type 1 diabetes since he was 7 months old, and Eldridge has been living with diabetes since he was 10 years old.
The point of Team Type 1 is to make the public more aware of the growing number of diabetics in the United States. Eldridge, Southerland, and Team Type 1 have been working hard to win races and catch the attention of the public, so racing promoters can help propel the cyclists' mission to bring awareness to the growing number of diabetics.
The success achieved so far by Team Type 1 may allow the cyclists to gain UCI ProTour status, and a spot to compete in the Tour de France. One of the cyclists even has plans to compete in the Olympics.
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