Half Marathon Success
by Clare Martin
On Sunday 10 February 2019, Goretti Mallorqui, took part in her first ever half marathon. Goretti is currently using the PEPPER system with the Cellnovo pump, as a participant on the validation study. Goretti completed the Barcelona Half Marathon in an impressive 2 hours and 5 minutes.
Goretti had previously only entered 10K events, but last year she started to train more seriously to achieve this ambitious goal of running 21K. By coincidence, Goretti was also using PEPPER when she ran one of her first 10K events on December 31th 2017. She was taking part in the initial feasibility study at the time.
Goretti only took up running two years ago, at the age of 40, in order to have better control of her diabetes. In November of the same year, she was invited to join the PEPPER Innovation Advisory Board. Some months later, one of lead clinicians, Dr. Mercè Fernández told her of the possibility to potentially improve her control further by trying the PEPPER system as a study participant. Goretti said “it is very good to have access to all the tools that PEPPER offers…in general, I have to say that I'm happy running with PEPPER ,-)” .
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