This past fall, I participated in a local Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes through the American Diabetes Association. I went alone, not knowing what to expect. The event was so empowering! I saw all the people there walking for me and everyone else with diabetes. Tears were ready to flow but I held them back.
After that event I was determined to do more. This year I plan to get a group of local friends to drive together for the walk. I want to do what I can to find a cure for diabetes so my children don't have to experience this disease first-hand. I want the Type 1 friends of my children to know life without injections or pumps. I want the meter companies to come up with a recycling program for all the meters that can be tossed.
I'm looking forward to the start of my 2010 fund raising to help stop diabetes!