Diabetes,  Peli BioThermal, type 1 diabetic, Chiara Ricciardi, Riccardo Rocchi,

KITLIVING

As previously covered in

this magazine a year

ago, these intrepid

Italians set themselves a

big challenge, and Peli

BioThermal provided vital products to

ensure one of the cyclists, Type 1 diabetic

Chiara Ricciardi, could safely store and

protect her vital insulin and the sensors

and strips used for measuring her blood

sugar aboard her bicycle throughout the

trip. The cyclists completed the 18,000

km trip using pedal power to cycle from

Cesena, Italy, to their final destination of

Singapore.

"The protection of insulin for one year,

on a bicycle in very hot climates, was a

challenge that we had never faced before.

Insulin is vital for Chiara, so this wasn't a

small concern," said Riccardo Rocchi,

one of the cyclists.

Peli BioThermal's Crēdo ProMed was

a permanent fixture on Ricciardi's bicycle

throughout the 12-month momentous

journey ensuring her medication remained

intact without the need for external

cooling for days at a time as they cycled

across continents through some of the

world's toughest terrains and temperature

extremes.

Ricciardi herself says, "The Crēdo

ProMed was crucial to our trip and

it performed perfectly. When the

temperatures increased in the hottest

climates we also put in the box for

protection, the sensors and strips used

for measuring my blood sugar. For 385

days it carried my insulin ensuring the

correct temperature for it, no matter the

external condition. The regular cycling

drastically reduced the amount of insulin

I injected daily. I went down from needing

45/50 units per day to 20/30 units. I feel

our trip was an unquestionable success.

We showed people with diabetes and

their families that the condition shouldn't

stop anyone from following their dreams."

Adam Tetz, Peli BioThermal's

Director of Worldwide Marketing, said,

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"We congratulate Chiara Ricciardi and

Riccardo Rocchi on completing their

incredible cycling challenge. What they

have achieved is remarkable and we're

delighted our Crēdo ProMed provided

exceptional performance and peace

of mind while helping the duo raise

awareness for diabetes."

Opposite, Roy Pang, Asia Service

and Operation Manager for Pelican

BioThermal in Singapore, with the cyclists

Chiara Ricciardi and Riccardo Rocchi

on their arrival in Singapore. The Crēdo

ProMed bag provided vital pharmaceutical

protection en route, enabling diabetic

cyclist Chiara Ricciardi to complete the

trip while safely storing her insulin aboard

her bicycle. Peli BioThermal joined fellow

project partners, the Italian Association of

Singapore and The Patissier, who staged

two celebration events to welcome the

cyclists to Singapore, the final destination

in their pedal powered journey.

PHOTO CREDIT: Riccardo Rocchi -

For A Piece of Cake.

www.forapieceofcake.com

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