Connecting and empowering people with Type 1 diabetes to walk, run, ride and play with confidence!

Don Muchow

Type 1 diabetic ultrarunner & Ironman runs across America AND tackles the first Disneyland-to-Disney World run ever.

10/21/20 UPDATE

After our COVID pause on 3/23/2020, I was able to get another 550 miles across Texas to the Arkansas border in Sept/Oct 2020—a total of 1800 miles so far—just as the third COVID peak began, making it more difficult to find COVID-safe lodging. Conditions permitting, I'll resume in late February 2021 and complete the final 1048 miles across AR/MS/AL/GA to end in Melbourne/Indialantic in FL. Watch for updates on Facebook & Instagram or email me.

The Type 1 Diabetes Run Across America

1800 miles completed, restarting after the Fall/Winter COVID peak improves
Feb/Mar 2021 (tentative): MS, AR, AL, GA, FL

Epic is for Everyone!

I'm no longer doing meetups on the race route due to COVID-19 public heath concerns.
Please follow the run online & honk and wave if you see me in your town!

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Coco's Back!

Following her successful cross-Texas adventure, Coco, the world's first Type 1 diabetic ultrarunning monkey, will now tackle Disneyland to Disney World!

Jointly created by Disney & insulin maker Lilly, Coco's an empowered and active (of course!) plush monkey with Type 1 diabetes.

She helps young kids navigate T1D in free books available online and through doctors' offices.

To learn more about the program, visit T1EverydayMagic.

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"The antibody tests came in. It's Type 1 diabetes."

First comes the diagnosis of a lifelong, incurable autoimmune disease.

Then the justified fear of dangerous, even deadly, low blood sugars.

"How can I even let my child play outside? What if her sugar drops?"

"I used to run marathons. Now I'm scared to even train. How will I ever do this again?"

I overcame my own fear by watching, listening and learning from other Type 1's.

Now, I'm paying that forward, showing that we can still dream big and connecting T1s to each other so we can all chase our dreams.

“After insulin, the best treatment for Type 1 diabetes is staying active.”

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MICHAEL W.

“My sugar went low & I had a terrible run. I’ve been depressed since then, you’re quite inspirational.”

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KRIS T.

“This gives me hope for my T1D son diagnosed in 2016. He wants to run but we struggle due to lows.”

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JEFF H.

“ROCK ON! You inspire me to be better. No longer obese, I just need to keep running. Thanks for doing this!”

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BECKY S.

“Your run inspired
this T1D to
hit the trails again!”

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The #T1Determined Blog

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The (Modified) Zen of Long Distance Running with Diabetes

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