Improving diabetes is just a trek away

A MULTI-DAY trek up the highest mountain in North Africa is probably not what first comes to mind when you think of group-based exercise activities for individuals with type 2 diabetes, but that’s exactly the sort of experience the Bas van de Goor Foundation in the Netherlands specialises in.

Founded by an Olympic gold medal winning volleyball player who has type 1 diabetes, the organisation runs sports camps and challenges for people with both type 1 and 2 diabetes.

One such expedition took 13 participants with type 2 diabetes, accompanied by a Dutch