Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Step Out: A Walk To Help Find A Cure For Diabetes

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Last May I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. It has been a struggle learning how to live with this disease. Especially since I am completely Pepsi addicted! That was the hardest thing to get used to. Alot of people really don't understand alot about the disesase. And there really is alot of misconception about the types of diabetes there are and how you know if you have it or not.

So, today, I got an email from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). They are going to be having an event called Step Out: A Walk To Help Find A Cure For Diabetes. I immediately jumped on this bandwagon! They are having the walk around me in Ocean City, MD on November 6, 2010.

So, since I live with this disease ,I thought that it would be an excellent idea to organize a team to walk.

I usually am not one to preach to people about their choices in life. But, since my diagnosis I have definately seen the light in takeing care of yourself. I am not perfect by any means. I started out ready to take this disease head on. Then in June, 2009 I lost my Dad. I went into a huge depression which I still struggle with and I just let everything go. I stopped the diet, stopped my meds and went on a total bender for the last 9 months.

I have seen and felt myself go down rapidly, and have decided that its time to straighten my act up and get back in the wagon and regain contol of my life. I know that this is a little heavy for the blogs that I have been posting but, I wanted you all to know that I would really appreciate the support in this cause.

I have started back on all my meds ( yay me!) Completely given up my beloved Pepsi < sob, boo hooo hoo> But seeing my kids grow and have a fruitful life is more important than my Pepsi fix lol I would also suggest that if you havn't already and you have diabetes in your family that you get tested. It is completely worth it. Its better to know than to not. =o)

So, Here is where I am now. I am stuck, I need a name for my team. I have been at this all day and can't think of anything that does'nt sound like a kindergarden soccer team lol.  I have come up with Voodoo Dolls, and Diabetic Divas.But, as I have some guys on my team they may not feel so good about that lmao.

Any suggestions?

Ok so I am a girl on a mission. I have set my fundraising goal at $2500.00 I know thats high but hey I think i can do it!  I will post more info as I get it. There wasn't much more than the date in what they sent me. I will have a link as well to donate online. But I have got to get a name first! lol

Have a great day!
Kissy, Kissy