This Year’s Gear

WRITTEN BY: Jordan Dakin

On Nov 3, the 2019 Beyond Type Run Team took on 26.2 miles throughout the five boroughs of New York City. They pushed themselves to the limit and for many on the team, it was their first-ever marathon. Thankfully, the team had some of the best tools in the trade at their disposal. Running a marathon is a monumental challenge. Running a marathon while living with Type 1 diabetes is all the more impressive. Every member of the team crossed the finish line and they couldn’t have done it without the help of our amazing sponsors.


Alala Breakers Tee

Calling all cool girls! This line of comfortable and chic women’s wear took our team to the next level. Our runners received custom training kits from Alala that made tackling those miles a breeze. The super-soft breakers tee is one of our favorite race day garments this year. It's flowy, flattering, and perfect for hiding devices.

Rhone Swift Shorts

Inspiration and innovation — a combination that can’t be messed with, especially when it comes to workout gear. Our runners felt fully equipped with their state of the art performance swift shorts that Rhone offers in various lengths according to personal preference.

Withings Steel HR Sport Watch

Because who doesn’t want to be sporty and stylish? Runners relish the chance to train and tabulate relevant stats, which is something that was definitely taken into consideration when this watch was made. The Steel HR Sport features a heart rate monitor, GPS capabilities, and stays charged for a whopping 25 days.

One Drop Chrome Starter Kit

Diabetes management made easier? Sign us up. One Drop offers an award-winning app, a test strip subscription service, personal coaching and more. Our runners received these kick-butt kits but One Drop also offers customizable plans that can be tailored to fit any needs. This kit comes with a Bluetooth glucose meter, lancing device, test strips, optional lancets, and a carry case.

MedAngel Thermometer

Keeping insulin at the right temperature is so important for those living with T1D! Unfortunately it's not always easy to tell what the temp is, especially when on the go. That’s what makes this little device so helpful and a diabetes kit staple. Our runners were constantly moving what with training and racing through the five boroughs of NYC, and felt more at ease being able to access real-time insulin temps on their phones via Bluetooth.


Learn more about the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon Beyond Type Run team here.

The 2019 Beyond Type Run Team running the TCS New York City Marathon is sponsored by Dexcom and Tandem Diabetes Care.

Jordan Dakin

Jordan recently graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles after earning her BA in English and Film Studies. She is a passionate storyteller, traveler, and lover of people and hopes to use her experience working in tech and as a writer to advocate for the BT1 community. In her spare time, she also enjoys hiking, karaoke, and cooking for friends. Check her out on Instagram: @jordanemilydakin.