I have ignored these efforts for too long and now realize I need to be active at a different level beyond simple survival. Part of that has been from getting my health back this year . . .Diabetes sucks. The way it plays with your body and your mind is insidious and unfair. Control issues are constant and omnipresent. ...
I passively dream of a cure, along with dreams of chocolate and bearclaws. I live with an insulin pump and a CBGM. I test my blood around six times a day. I have to remember to pack insulin wherever I go, although I have forgotten once or twice in the past. I lose focus at times of high blood sugar and sweat profusely when it drops. I can tell when the blood sugar is low when I start dwelling on peanut butter and chocolate. I often do not feel in control. I gained weight on Avandia and seriously suffered health problems as a result. The weight has come back off and life is returning. I walk constantly, even in the Texas heat, and am aiming for 2000 miles this year. I have lost 100 pounds and cut my insulin needs. Rumors of cures abound. With my health returning, it is time to focus on others. I hate fundraising and asking for dollars, but do sincerely ask for help in this endeavor. I'm ready to put the syringe away . . .
now for the JDRF written portion . . .
Welcome to my personal JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page! I'll be taking part in this year?s Walk to raise funds to improve the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). If you ask people with T1D, they will tell you it is difficult and life threatening. And they know it never goes away.
I am asking for your support. Please donate to my personal fundraising efforts. By doing so, you can help me make a difference for millions of people living with type 1 diabetes.
Did you know that:
- T1D is an autoimmune disease that comes on suddenly and strikes both children and adults at any age?
- T1D has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle?
- Those living with T1D must carefully balance insulin doses with eating and daily activities throughout the day and night?
- Those living with T1D must test their blood sugar by pricking their fingers for blood 6 or more times a day?
As the leader of the type 1 diabetes community, JDRF unifies global efforts to cure, treat and prevent T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible?
Thank you for your support!