Monday, July 18, 2016


Another JDRF walk done.  More funds raised for tools and research on cures and prevention.  More people than I've ever seen at one of these events confirming we really are not alone in this.  There are many times, more than I'd like to think about, where we feel so alone and adrift with this disease in our two boys.  The severe persistent lows, the highs that seem to last so long, the illnesses that make managing even more challenging, they all make us feel like we're in the middle of that ocean by ourselves but we really aren't!  That is such a good feeling, to know that this community is there, that we have a family that gets it, that we have friends for support.

This year my Mom walked with us for a second time and the rest of the team was made up the four of us and of people who had never walked--another Type 1 Mom, her Type 1 son my youngest met at Diabetes Camp last year, and a coworker of mine.  Not a large team but we had a blast!  It rained during the walk, but that didn't deter us.  Honestly, I think it was the best walk yet.  And afterwards, Sugar Bear, his friend from camp, his Mom, and myself stayed to play at the park.  Hubby and the teen and my Mom headed home.

Playing at the park was fun and we stayed a lot longer than we have previously.  Sugar Bear loves the bumper cars and rode them over and over and over again.  We didn't really ride the big rides this time which was fine with me.  (My back can't really handle that anymore.)  And of course Sugar Bear's dexcom fell off so we sort of flew blind which ended up having him have a pretty severe hyperglycemic moment.  But it's all a balance.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for supporting diabetes research.

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