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Alex O’Meara

Alex O’Meara was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 36 years ago.  Since then he has run six marathons – the first when we was 15 – and the latest a few years ago.

In 2006 Alex underwent islet cell transplant and was, for some time, insulin independent.  He now lives in Southeastern Arizona where he is working on a novel, teaching college English, pursuing a Master’s degree, and training to run his first 50 mile race.

Alex is the author of the book, Chasing Medical Miracles: The Promise and Perils of Clinical Trials. For more about Alex visit

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