Yo,it's me. I'm not a small,cute child with diabetes...or that awkward,shy teenager. But it's still type 1 diabetes...and I'm here for the same reason as everyone else,to raise funds & to show support for a cure.
So when you loudly announced, "Welcome,parents of children with diabetes!" I was not amused,what is everyone else,chopped liver? There are hundreds of grandparents,family,friends,and adult PWD here as well.They deserve mention.(perhaps it is par for the course,it's my first JDRF walk & I dunno what is standard) They are a vital part of the support team & the push for a cure too.
Despite that,it was a gorgeous April day,& we completed the walk (and I bolused perfectly for the food,awesome bgs).Then a member of the team tried to sell me on the idea of "going natural to get off insulin." Politely told him it wasn't possible & why. He didn't get it,though,(people walk for many reasons,& some people have litterally no clue what type 1 is)
Promise to remember all of us..from the cutest little kiddo shirt (with a "I'm going to eat you,Diabetes!" ) to the grandparent with their grandchild's handprints emblazoned on their walk tshirts.Because type 1 diabetes affects all of our lives,it's not just the 0-18 group.
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