Proceeds from The Marathon We Live benefit the Every Step Counts Scholarship Program.

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) can be difficult to manage—especially for teens and young adults as they transition to independent care. Boston Marathoner, professional cheerleader, and medical student, Courtney Duckworth, is familiar with this struggle. Diagnosed with T1D at the age of ten, she was frustrated by lack of improvement in her control as a teen. Upon gaining success as a marathon runner in college and inspired by a woman who had lived with T1D for over 60 years, Courtney decided to apply lessons from marathon training to T1D. The Marathon We Live: Training for a Personal Best in Life with Type 1 Diabetes uses personal anecdotes, T1D physiology, and research to describe how these lessons brought direction to her management and consistency in her control—benefiting areas of life that extend far beyond T1D. Through encouragement and sharing what she has learned, Courtney empowers others to reach new personal bests in life with type 1 diabetes. 

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