We walk to show that we're in this together. That we are an extended family of people with diabetes - young and old alike, all living as well as we can with this disease. That we rally together and celebrate our lives, even when they're ornamented with insulin pumps and glucose meters. We bring our moms and dads. Our husbands and wives. Our friends. Our children. It's an event crammed with people who love and who are loved, and we walk because we're part of this diabetes family.
Thank you so much to everyone who donated to this year's JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. Your support means so much to me and my family!!
And the walk was a great way to kick off Diabetes Month, where (hopefully) the attention of the nation will be turned to diabetes in all its forms. I know there are many projects and awareness initiatives taking place across the diabetes online community, and I'll do my best to help spread the word here.
In the meantime, BSparl enjoyed her first Halloween on the outside, and she charmed her mommy and her daddy by beaming out some smiles in her pink kitty costume:
I love being part of her life and seeing her smile every day. I'm working hard to be around and bothering her for a long, long time.
... we walk because we want people to know there isn't a cure yet. But there should be.