Founder and President of Team Type 1
Phil Southerland, 24, is the founder and president of Team Type 1 monitored by FreeStyle (www.teamtype1.org), a cycling team comprised of 8 riders with Type 1 diabetes, competing to win the Race Across America. The team is doing so with the goal of raising $1,000,000 for JDRF. Another objective is to show people with diabetes that their condition won't hold them back, but rather make them even better!
Phil was diagnosed with diabetes when he was 7 months old. With the guidance of his mother, and a competitive attitude, he has maintained an A1C between 5.8-6.2 for over 12 years now, except the past year when it has been between 5.5-5.7. Phil maintains that he is not living an adjusted life, but rather a normal life with small adjustments. Phil is quoted as saying: "I have never said 'no' to anything because of diabetes, I just made the adjustments so I could say 'yes'." Phil graduated from the University of Georgia in 2005.
Last Updated: Thursday January 18, 2007 16:55:24
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