Christian Stenz Petersen

Languages Spoken: Danish, English

Country: Denmark

A man with a beard.

Describe yourself in 3 words:

Intelligent, curious, friendly.

Tell us a bit about yourself:

With over 25 years of experience, I have been actively involved in multiple organizations dedicated to addressing the needs of people with T2D. My dedication spans from my engagement at the Steno Diabetes Center to my time at Novo Nordisk, where I have contributed to shaping efforts against diabetes.    In 2018, I took the initiative to found the Type 2 organization, aimed at bringing together and supporting the T2D community. Additionally, in 2024, I initiated the establishment of Obesity Denmark. Through these organizations, I strive to provide education, support, and a sense of community for those, like myself, living with type 2 diabetes and obesity. My mission is to share knowledge, raise awareness, and inspire positive change within the fields of diabetes and obesity.

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What are some of your interests:     

**Triathlon Training:** Embracing the challenge of swim-bike-run events, constantly pushing my limits and striving for new personal bests.     **Yoga Practice:** Finding balance and serenity on the mat, cultivating strength, flexibility, and mindfulness through regular yoga sessions.    **Family Bonding:** Cherishing quality time with my two sons, whether it’s exploring the outdoors, playing sports together, or engaging in meaningful conversations.     **Exploring Culinary Delights:** Experimenting with nutritious recipes that fuel my active lifestyle and satisfy the taste buds of my family.    **Supporting Community Initiatives:** Volunteering for causes that resonate with my values and positively impact the well-being of others.      **Embracing Outdoor Adventures:** Seeking adrenaline-fueled experiences like hiking, cycling, and camping, fostering a sense of adventure and exploration within my family.

What is your personal experience with obesity:

My experience with obesity began after I quit swimming at the age of 15. Two years later, I had gained 50 kg, and at the age of 17, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This diagnosis forced me to reassess my lifestyle and habits, and I had to make significant changes to address both my diabetes and weight challenge.