Congratulations Junior Cup
Team Canada competed for the first time in the Junior Cup Diabetes International Soccer tournament at the Olympic Stadium in Lausanne, Switzerland and Canada could not be more proud of all of their accomplishments over the course of the tournament. This group of 11 players between the ages of 8 and 12, competed against 12 other teams from around the world and placed 9th overall and were also awarded the tournament Diversity Award.
Mike Riddell, Professor for the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University, who joined the team in Switzerland, was thrilled to see how the team worked together. "Overall, we had a number of opportunities to learn from each other about insulin and carbohydrate adjustments for sports competition. The players and their family members were keen to learn how blood glucose levels might impact their performance and how insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring technology can be used to provide immediate on the spot changes for the stress of exercise and competition. We also learned that international travel is an exciting but somewhat stressful event for our diabetes control that requires some vigilance and heightened monitoring and decision making. I was so proud of our Canadian team for doing so well at the competition and for winning the Lenny Junior Cup Diabetes diversity award."
This tournament demonstrated that through education, team work and engagement in the Type 1 diabetes community, anything is possible.
Congratulations Team Canada