The weekend before last, the law school formed a group to participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 5K. Of course, I would have participated in the race if for no other reason than it is a good cause. However, I had some struggles of my own in college with my blood sugar. So per my doctor, I went on a type II diabetes diet and literally went an entire year without an OUNCE of processed sugar.
Seriously, not a drop of this goodness...
Not a delectable bite of this heaven...
Not even a lick of this when no one was watching...
Yeah, it was about as much fun as it sounds. But I was bound and determined to get my blood sugar under control before it was too late. And I learned innumerable and invaluable lessons from my brush with Type II Diabetes.
Greg and I participated in the JDRF 5K last year, and we we were excited about this year's event. We showed up early to get a group shot before we all got sweaty, grumpy, and tired.
Me & G, Jeremy, Katie, the Kavalirs, and the Warzechas
I would encourage you to read my friend, Chelsea's (bottom right in the pic) latest blog post on her battle with type I diabetes. She really puts into perspective what it is like to live with the disease. It is an honest post, and I appreciate that. Like I said in a post I wrote last year about how breast cancer has impacted my family,
"I pray that someday we do find a cure, and we will give God the glory. But that time is in His hands."
The 5K was a lot of fun! I saw old students and had a good time catching up with friends. It feels good to run for a cause (ok, so I walked the inclines). I'm already looking forward to next year's event...!