JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

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Yesterday was the Central Virginia JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes.  It was a beautiful day out (although a tad warm in the direct sunlight) and there was a great crowd. The Central Virginia chapter did a great job organizing the walk.  This was my second year doing the walk and like last year, it was a great experience.  And I was able to break my goal of $500 to raise $620!!!!  Thank you to all that donated-I even got an anonymous donation from a reader (at least I think)-so thank you so much!

Start/finish line

Start/finish line

I had my hubby, sister, mom and step-dad do the walk with me and we somehow ended up in the very front of the group for the walk.  Minus a few kids that ran ahead, we essentially led the way which was pretty cool (and partially thanks to my mom and step-dad speed walking).

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My team

It’s funny to think back to last year, my first year doing the walk.  On the drive over to the walk, I was so nervous about having to walk 3 miles.  And now this year, I ran 4 miles before the walk even started-what a difference a year makes!

During the walk, I stopped by the T-Slim insulin pump booth and looked at the new pump (it was pretty cool!).  I was talking to the lady at the booth and I took out my insulin pump to show her my CGM (I was talking about how nice it is having my CGM on my pump) and I was happy to show her a straight line with the number 100 as my current blood sugar. It doesn’t happen very often so it was nice that when it did happen it was when I was talking to a fellow T1D.  I also finished the walk with a blood sugar of 83, not too bad.

A few photos from the day:

We followed the bagpipers out of the starting line

We followed the bagpipers out of the starting line

JDRF provided some helpful tools near the food tent (although who would eat the 70 carb pretzel!?)

JDRF provided some helpful tools near the food tent (although who would eat the 70 carb pretzel!?)

Another team photo

Another team photo


3 thoughts on “JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

  1. Love it! I’m gearing up for the one in my neck of the woods. I have to say I’m s bit nervous having never been before, but I’m sure it will be great.

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