My Real Life

August 31, 2013

My Dream to End Diabetes

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 12:29 pm

Those of you who have been here for awhile may remember reading that I have Type 2 Diabetes.

Luckily, I’m able to control it with diet and exercise and by doing so, I’ve kept it in the pre-diabetes stage, but it’s a constant battle for me.

I am one of the lucky ones.

I know people who were diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as children.

Who have gone through life with a pump.

I’ve taught students who have needed to check in at the nurses’ office throughout the day to monitor their glucose levels.

My Dad needs to take insulin shots.

A friend can’t venture too far from home because her numbers are always so out of whack, she is afraid to be driving a car and have it drop too low or sharply rise too high.

It’s not a disease that targets only the heavy, the slow, the lazy, as I have heard many people say over the years.

It’s a disease that can hit anyone.

I AM one of the lucky ones.

And so, because I am healthy and strong and able, once again, this year, I am going to be walking in Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.

Please visit my participant page to read my story and, if you feel so inclined, to make a donation toward my fundraising goal of $1,000.

Together, we can put an end to this disease.

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