Jan 31, 2018
Chewey Lam lives in Denver, Colorado and is a runner with type 1 diabetes as well as a number of other autoimmune conditions. He started running in 2016 and we talk about how he is heavily involved in the community, including being a Colfax Marathon ambassador, and an advocate for diabetes and migraine awareness. Chewey has run for or with a number of communities and groups such as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Team JDRF) and Beyond Type 1. In 2017 Chewey completed 138 races and he credits his diabestie (a diabetic’s best friend) for making this logistically possible. Chewey never allows his medical conditions to be an excuse and challenges runners to run their own race, to think outside the box, and to have the courage to change.