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28 June 2017

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The mHealth Grand Tour: Biking from Brussels to Geneva to raise awareness about diabetes

Grand tour logo 2GrandTourCarlOn Thursday 3 September 2015, the riders of the mHealth Grand Tour will leave Brussels for a 9-day bike-ride from Brussels to Geneva. The tour is 1 500 kilometres long and includes more than 22,000 metres of climb.

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More than just a bike ride, the Grand Tour will bring together the diabetes patient community and the mobile and healthcare industry to increase the focus on diabetes, a chronic condition that is increasing worldwide as well as in Europe. The tour unites professional cyclists, high level amateurs and novices (taking part in stages), all of whom have type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

The aim of the tour is to raise awareness of diabetes, and to highlight the importance of physical activity, not only for the prevention of type 2 diabetes, but also as an essential tool in the self-management and therapy of all types of diabetes. Moreover, the tour is an opportunity to show the impact of innovative technical health solutions on the daily lives of people with diabetes. The riders will be fitted with a kit from the partners that will enable monitoring of their physical condition and personalised coaching from the tour’s medical team.

IDF Europe is a partner of the mHealth Grand Tour and will be following the riders throughout the tour, sharing photos and videos via the IDF Europe Twitter and Facebook page. Follow us to share this unique experience!

For more information about the mHealth Grand Tour, visit the mHealth Grand Tour website or contact Cajsa Lindberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.