Diabetes

Newport Beach mom to run in OC Marathon inspired by daughter who deals with diabetes

Newport Beach mom to run in OC Marathon inspired by daughter who deals with diabetes

Don't give up, I won't give up

Don't give up, no no no

I'm free to be the greatest, I'm alive

I'm free to be the greatest here tonight, the greatest

The greatest, the greatest alive

— Sia, from “The Greatest”

The words “don’t give up” ring true every day in Ellie Scalzo’s life. Balance is key for any 11-year-old striving to be the best in academics and athletics, but especially when dealing with Type 1 diabetes.

Every carbohydrate must be accounted for, as blood sugar level is so important for Ellie, who lives in Newport Beach. Her positive spirit and drive help her confront the many challenges that...

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