In September, I met up with some awesome people to raise money for the American Diabetes Association Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. It's hard to explain the connection I have with these people. Bea, Anna, and Mike are three amazing people with diabetes. I've only met Anna previously. I was lucky to have met her at MasterLab. Bea and Mike are two that I had only known online. However that didn't stop the hugs and laughter, as if we had been face to face friends for years.
|Sue, Bea, Anna, & Mike
Every time I meet up with others who have diabetes, even if I've never talked to them before, it's like an instant connection. Some call it our tribe. It doesn't matter what type we have. There's a connection there. We talk about carbs, lows, highs, exercise, and insulin. Even though we all manage our diabetes differently, we still have common ground that makes us a part of a family. At the moment of diagnosis, we are welcomed into this amazing family that, to be honest, no one wanted to join. Even though none of us wanted to join this tribe, we're ever so grateful to have each other.
|Taking a picture with Little G and Pancreas
Next year it will be bigger.
Let me know if you'd like to join us, either in person or as a virtual walker!