I'm participating in JDRF One Walk® to raise money to transform the lives of me and the millions of people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).
When you have T1D, your body stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. Even with the most vigilant disease management, a significant portion of your day will be spent with high or low blood-sugar levels, which can lead to unpleasant short-term side effects and even long-term complications like kidney failure, heart attack and blindness.
I have been a Type 1 Diabetic for almost 13 years and I feel this excerpt from my blog www.sweetbasal.com says a lot about my journey so far.
- "Do I still think about my diabetes every single moment of the day? Yes, but it is not as all consuming as it once was.
- Do I still have high blood sugar days that seem to come on with no reason? Yes, but I am slowly learning to trust that these days will pass and things will even out once again.
- Do I still have the occasional activity that I need to sit out or delay because my blood sugars are too low? Yes, but again I am learning to grant myself grace and have patience knowing that in time I will be able to get back to what I want to do.
- And most importantly...Do I still allow myself to take a minute every day to realize how strong this disease has made me and all of us living this life? Yes, yes and yes again.
With T1D there are no days off and there is no cure. But there is hope.
You’re part of that hope. By donating you can support life-changing research that helps me and everyone with T1D live healthier and longer, until a cure is found.
Your support makes it all possible.
Thank you for all the ways you support me everyday,