Submitted on Wednesday, 11/7/2018, at 3:36 PM

In preparation for a run in the the 26.2-mile New York City Marathon, Olivia Polischeck ’21 was interviewed by hometown newspaper Palos Verde Peninsula News on how living with Type 1 diabetes does not hold her back from athletics.

"The misconception (about me having Type 1 diabetes) is that I can't do something," Polischeck said. "Every race, I have a pod that gives me insulin and patches on both arms…diabetes is not a setback for me, it's a motivator."

Polischeck, ran alongside twenty members of Beyond Type-1, a non-profit organization dedicated to research and education on diabetes. She is currently a member of the Amherst College cross country team.