Welcome to My Tour de Cure Web Page!
Many thanks to all who contributed to the American Diabetes Association
"Tour De Cure" last year!
It has been over three years since my diabetes (Autoimmune type 1) diagnosis; over three years of physical and emotional ups and downs, disturbing highs and disorientating lows (no fun in the middle of the night), counting carbs, exercising for hours, remembering to take my oral meds, pricking myself several times a day and oh, those twice a day insulin injections. Letting how my day will go be determine by a number reading taken first thing in the morning with a blood glucose meter. After over three years I think I have finally come to grips with this diabetes thing. For me the lifestyle changes have been very humbling; I have always been healthy and active during my life trying to eat right and exercise regularly. Dealing with the mental and emotional swings that occur with swings in blood glucose levels have been far more difficult for me to handle at times (just ask my wife); but considering the situation and it could be far worse. I consider myself very fortunate: "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning." (NKJ V James 1:17), I developed diabetes in the latter part of my life.
There are millions of children and young adults living daily with this life altering, life threatening disease and facing a lifetime of which I have only lived for a short time. This is why I am participating in the American Diabetes Association's bike ride the "Tour de Cure" this April 30th to give my support and time to help raise donations towards the American Diabetes Association goals of providing education programs, protecting the rights of those effected with diabetes and funding research into finding a cure for this life threatening disease which effects millions of children and adults.
With your help, we will fight for a future where a parent does not have to hear that their child has diabetes. A future where an adult does not have to face the uncertain times ahead after receiving a diabetes diagnosis; a future where you and I will know that we had a part in making this possible.
I truly appreciate your support. Together we can "Stop Diabetes!"
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