Hi, My name is Aditya Mendonca and I am a Type 2 Diabetic Triathlete.
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.
- Diabetes Medicines
- Diabetes Checkups, Treatment, and Doctor fees.
- Race Entry Fees
- Travel AND Tournament Expenses
- Equipment across - Swim, Cycle, and Run.
- High-performance training access
- Injury Management and Prevention
- 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.
I represent every diabetic who has goals and is doing everything I can to achieve them while not being afraid to dream.
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 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.
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.
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.