Living On the Run with Type One: OTR/T1

Welcome! I am thrilled to share my journey with you and come alongside you wherever you are in your journey. Tuesday, May 12 marks the launching of this blog to provide support to those who are battling (or have a loved one who is battling) Type 1 Diabetes. Visit My Story to read about the inspiration behind this blog. I hope by writing this I can share the things I am learning day by day that help me maintain homeostasis within my ever changing body.

For my first post, we are going to focus on putting one foot in front of the other. Living with Type 1 Diabetes is definitely a marathon, not a sprint. For those of you that don’t think you are runners, don’t worry. I wasn’t either. I could hardly run even a mile in my high school and beginning of college years. (Yes, I was that girl in my freshman PE class that dreaded running a mile…I would cut corners, say I did five laps, when I only did four…you get the idea). I didn’t realize until my junior year of college that by cutting those corners and skipping that final lap, I was cheating both my health and well being. Further, I wasn’t just doing it in PE class, but I was doing it in so many other areas of my life, meaning that I was unable to properly manage my blood sugars. I was truly on the path to destroying the beautiful life that I had been gifted.

As time goes on, I’d love to share with you all the details of the rollercoaster I have been on since being diagnosed in August of 1998, but for now I just want you to know that as impossible as it may seem, you have the power within you to put one foot in front of the other and live On the Run with Type 1.

I will leave you today with this quote:


I also encourage you to download the free NRC (Nike Run Club) app! It is one tool that I began using on my journey to putting one foot in front of the other on the journey to a healthier me.

Feel free to comment below, share this blog with anyone you know that may benefit from reading this, and connect with me on the Contact page so that we can hold each other accountable to always be On the Run with Type One! 🙂

Steph Stamas

3 thoughts on “Living On the Run with Type One: OTR/T1

  1. Well… I have no excuse not to run… if you can do it, i can do it too. I pledge here and now, to start putting one foot in front of the other and to run with you! Love you Steph and I’m so happy you’re my cousin. You’ve always been an inspiration for me (even if I never told you before!). You make me want to be a better version of myself. Your bravery in the face of challenges and pushing yourself doesn’t go unnoticed by people who love you! ❤️ Keep on pushing and shining sweet girl!

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