My name is Bill King and I've been a marathon runner longer than I've had diabetes!
I was diagnosed at the age of 24 while training for my 4th marathon in 1984. I am training for my 21st marathon. Running and racing has always been a part of my everyday life and one of the keys to my ability to stay healthy with diabetes.
After years of struggling to manage my glugose while exercising, I started on an insulin-pump in 1996. After just five months on an insulin pump I ran my 1st marathon with diabetes. I was able to run fast enough to qualify for the Boston marathon. I am proud to report that since 1996 I have run 17 marathons with diabetes including Boston three times.
The key to success is maintaining tight glycemic control in both training and racing. I am proud to be a running competitor and coach and I believe in our goal to inspire others living well with diabetes through exercise and activity. Believe in yourself as and athlete; don't let diabetes stand in your way!
Last Updated: Thursday January 29, 2009 17:23:02
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