JDRF One Walk Birmingham

by Erin

UPDATE: Congratulations Jake Saxon on winning our Low Blood Sugar Survival Pack! https://www.facebook.com/SugarRushSurvivors/videos/1183063691846348/

Sunday, November 4 was a GREAT day. Mr. Mister and I loaded up the car, packed plenty of snacks for the kids and we drove to Birmingham to be a part of the JDRF One Walk. I was honored that Meredith Morrison, JDRF Development Coordinator, asked me to be involved. This was my first event as a “vendor.” I put that in quotes because I wasn’t actually selling anything, just talking about the blog, and meeting folks. I shared our story and listened as others shared their diabetes stories. Y’all. It is so powerful to connect with others who really understand. I can’t say it enough. You are not alone.

Alese wasn’t able to be there in person but she was in spirit! It was her idea to give away a package of low blood sugar snacks.

We’ll do a live video on our Sugar Rush Survivors Facebook page on Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00 P.M. Central to choose a name from those who came to chat and signed up to follow the Sugar Rush Survivors blog.

As a treat we brought the last of the Petrified Pets the kids and I made for Halloween. We had such a fun time making them and we wanted to share them with others. All the remaining rocks we had were adopted. Glow-in-the-dark anything is appealing when you are often up dealing with a high or low at 0 dark 30!

Another bit I shared with those who stopped by was the Meal Worksheet that I use every weekday to write down the foods and the carb count for Grasshopper’s snacks and lunch. Since it helps me I figure there may be someone else out there who could benefit from it too!

Finally, I shared information about the Pike Road Lion’s Club 9@9 Strides Walk for Diabetes Awareness on Saturday, November 10 at Cottonwood Golf Club. The proceeds will go to Camp Seale Harris so they can offer more scholarships to children with type 1 diabetes to attend camp. Click here for the pre-registration form.

For those interested in helping but who are unable to attend the walk, please consider making a donation to the Pike Road Lions Club GoFundMe page. Proceeds will also go to Camp Seale Harris.

Many thanks to those who stopped by the Sugar Rush Survivors table! Together we are #morethansurviving we are #t1dthriving! You are not alone.

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