ABOUT EVA KAPP - Type 1 Diabetic Athlete Ambassador
Eva was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes aged five. Her pancreas is unable to produce insulin, the hormone that regulates the amount of sugar in her blood. Without insulin, Eva’s body can’t use glucose so it can build up to dangerous levels. To keep her blood sugar levels within healthy limits, she wears a programmable pump at all times that releases insulin through a small needle that sits under the skin around her waist. Eva is the first of the women riders recruited to Team T1 Diabetes. Info for 2015. Born in Germany, Eva now lives in Bristol where she works as a marketing manager. Despite her condition, she has always led an active life, but didn’t get into road cycling until 2010! Eva decided that she would push the boundaries of what a type 1 can achieve and became a triathlete! She competed in sprint triathlons to start with but these have given way to international long distance triathlons! Eva’s strength is her cycling so she has decided to race full time for T1 Diabetes. Info in 2015 as well as represent the Team at International and National Triathlon Events she will compete in.