Scripps Diabetes Patient who Completed Marathon Featured in SD Magazine

Kristy Castillo wore high-tech insulin pump during 26.2 mile race

Kristy Castillo, who has type 1 diabetes, poses after completing San Diego marathon.

Kristy Castillo, who has type 1 diabetes, ran the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego last year.

Kristy Castillo wore high-tech insulin pump during 26.2 mile race

San Diego Magazine recently profiled Kristy Castillo, a Scripps diabetes patient who completed her first marathon last year with the help of a high-tech insulin pump system.


Castillo finished the 26.2 mile Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego while wearing a hybrid closed-loop insulin pump to control her blood sugar level throughout the race. Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD, an endocrinologist and corporate vice president of the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, said new technologies are helping to improve the quality of life for people with diabetes.


Read the story in San Diego Magazine: How to Run a Marathon with Type 1 Diabetes

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