15 people living with diabetes climbed up to 2.417 m altitude in Spain with APDP

12 June 2019

APDP Diabetes Portugal organised an expedition to Peña Ubiña Mountain (2417m altitude), one of the highest mountains in the Cantabrian Mountains, on June 7-10. A group of 15 young adults with type 1 diabetes climbed to the top, along with three healthcare professionals and two mountain guides. This aimed to show that diabetes does not limit people’s ability to do any kind of activity. This initiative, besides getting people to know each other and share their experiences, also emphasises the benefits of exercise in improving the daily management of diabetes and educates people on how to control diabetes during intense physical activity.

This was the 3rd such expedition, and is organised by the Young APDP Diabetes group.

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Expedition Peaks of Europe 02