New to Team Novo Nordisk for the 2019 season is two-time Hungarian national champion Peter Kusztor. The former Olympian was only diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in August 2018.
The 34-year-old Kusztor was racing for MyBike Stevens when he crashed on Stage 3 of the Czech Cycling Tour and broke his collarbone. Before going in for surgery, doctors checked his fasting blood glucose levels, which were elevated. Eventually, endocrinologists diagnosed him with type 1 diabetes.
Initially, the diagnosis and lifestyle changes were difficult for Kusztor, and he couldn’t imagine continuing racing professionally while managing the condition. Not wanting to give up his career and dream, Kusztor reached out to Team Novo Nordisk to receive information on nutrition and training advice for someone newly diagnosed with diabetes. After several conversations, the team offered him a spot on the 2019 squad.
How did you get into cycling?
My father was a cyclist. When I was a kid, I played football but also went riding with my father. Eventually, I realized that it wasn’t possible to invest equal amounts of time into football and cycling. When my father told me that it was time to choose one, I went with cycling. That was in 1993 and my …read more
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