I recently posted about how I'm lucky to have diabetes. And I honestly mean it. There are far worse diseases I could be dealing with. Diabetes takes work and discipline, but I've learned to manage it as best I can. But you know what would make me feel even luckier? A cure for diabetes.
I'm lucky that I'm still in good health. The thought of things my future could easily hold are scary. The thoughts of the complications. Loss of sight. Loss of limbs. Failure of kidneys. Heart disease. Nerve damage. These are very real. I've seen statistics that state that 4 out of every 10 people with diabetes will develop complications. And that scares me.
We need a cure. And so, Pea and I are walking again. My mom is walking with us this year. I've created a little team called "Finger-Sticks and Hand-knits". Finger-sticks for all the blood testing I do (8 to 10 times per day). And hand-knits as a tribute to all the wonderful knitters who so generously gave me their support when I walked last year.
If you'd like to help out this year, please click to be taken to my walk page where you can make a donation. If you'd like to spread the word on your blog, I'd be very grateful. If you are in the area and would like to join our walk team, look for the "Click Here to Walk With Me" button on my donation page and join us!! And if someone you love has diabetes, be sure to let me know in the comments. I'll be walking for your loved-one too!