Not for me. Well not directly for me, but for an organization and cause that effects my life on a daily basis. I don't talk about it much, but I am a type 2 diabetic, diagnosed in 2010. The past 10 years have been a constant struggle and battle to keep my blood sugar in control.
Sometimes it goes well, sometimes it doesn't go well. But every day I think about it and how what I do, what I eat, what I don't do, what I don't eat, what effects things like stress, hormones, illness, and everything else will have on my blood sugar.
My morning starts every day with pricking my fingers to get my first blood sugar reading of the day. Sometimes it is frustrating as hell. To know that you ate "well" and followed "the rules" the day before and wake up with a number that is way above where it should be. Sometimes it's great, when all of the numbers fall in line seemingly regardless of what you did the day before.
Have there been times over the past ten years when I just want to ignore the fact that this disease is a part of my life? Oh hell yes. And sometimes I don't eat what I should out of frustration from dealing with it.
Let me tell you, it's hard and it sucks donkey balls through a bendy straw most days. But I know that I'm lucky. I have good insurance, I have a support network of medical professionals, friends, and family that are there for me. Not everyone is that lucky.
But the American Diabetes Association is there for all diabetics. They work to support all diabetics with legislation, research, even sending kids to diabetic camp. But that support takes money. And that's why this posts exists.
I am asking you for your support while I participate in their Step Out for Diabetes walk this year. Please consider making a contribution of any amount to support me while I walk to support this organization that supports me.
This link will take you to my page, where I hope you will be able to support me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.