UPDATE: Organizers of search efforts confirmed Mari Ruddy has been found alive. The following statement from the family was released: "Mari has just been found. We will provide more details as soon as we can. Privacy is requested until more information can be shared. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts."
Friends reported Mari Ruddy, a St. Paul woman with type 1 diabetes, missing from her St. Anthony Park home since Tuesday afternoon.
Ruddy was last seen around 1 p.m. Tuesday. Her disappearance was especially concerning because she wears an insulin pump that, at best, has only two days' supply of insulin remaining.
Mari Ruddy is a leader in the Twin Cities diabetes community. She is the founder of the Red Rider Recognition Program of the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure cycling events. She has also developed training programs for athletes and active people living with diabetes.