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Help Me Become An Ironman Diabetic Triathlete
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    Aditya Mendonca
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    from Bengaluru, Karnataka

Hi, My name is Aditya Mendonca and  I am a Type 2 Diabetic Triathlete.  
HELP -SOS  - A couple of weeks ago I met with an accident; I was a victim and was involved in a random hit and run while riding my bicycle in the morning in Bengaluru.  I survived to tell my stories but my bicycle did not.
The cost of replacing my race bike is compounded by the high cost of diabetes and training, and so now I am pushing myself out of my comfort zone and reaching out for help.
I have only a few weeks in which to raise the funds I need.

I need to raise Rs 4,10,000 by 5 October 2021. Please contribute however little or however much you can - it would mean the world to me. Triathlon Racing as a Diabetic is expensive. 
The race amount of 4,10,000/- would entail a breakup of 
  1. Diabetes Medicines 
  2. Diabetes Checkups, Treatment, and Doctor fees.
  3. Race Entry Fees
  4. Travel AND Tournament Expenses
  5. Equipment across - Swim, Cycle, and Run.
  6. Coaching 
  7. High-performance training access
  8. Apparel 
  9. Injury Management and Prevention 
  10. Physiotherapy and Sports Massage

As a Diabetic, it gets even more expensive with the high cost of medicines such as Tablets, Injections, Blood Glucose Strips, Laboratory Tests, and more.
GOALS of being a Type 2 Diabetic Triathlete
I represent every diabetic who has goals and is doing everything I can to achieve them while not being afraid to dream.
Thank you
I’m pushing my body as I believe that with the right diet, sports and determination it is possible for a diabetic to compete on an international level. I am building awareness to get other diabetics into a sport to control their condition.

My journey as an endurance athlete began in 2017.
 I had just learned how to swim long enough with Olympian Nisha Millet at the Ulsoor Swimming Pool when I made a decision within 3 months to participate at The Thonnur Swimathon outside Mysore and finished it pretty fast. My goal was to just finish it and nothing else. That same year - untrained and unprepared - I ran my first 10k and loved how I could push my body with the right amount of determination and self-motivation. I crossed that finish line, having run most of the distance. I completed the same year in a relay at Tri Thonnur which consisted of three of us- I swam, another friend cycled and another friend ran. My next goal was to complete a Triathlon by myself, and not in a team relay.

I did not have a coach and just downloaded training plans from the internet and, eventually, gave it a shot in 2020. I signed up for my first Ironman Race to compete in Turkey. Unfortunately for the world, COVID-19 put all plans on hold. I continued to train at home, on nearby roads - wherever I could. 

March 2021
The pandemic and lockdowns taught all of us a lot about ourselves, and about perseverance. I also found myself a coach - Vinay Basavaraj who now coaches me remotely.

The journey over the years has taught me to listen to my body; it’s taught me focus and determination and how to push myself while looking after my fluctuating glucose levels and more.
Aditya Mendonca

My social media accounts @adityamendonca are constantly updated with #diabetictriathlete my training progress and I share all my learning and experiences. Follow me today and thank you once again for your generous contribution to my cause! I shall be reaching out to you soon. 

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