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Diabetes blog week – day 6 May 20, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — singlewhitediabetic @ 7:31 pm

Back for the third year, let’s show everyone what life with diabetes looks like! With a nod to the Diabetes 365 project, let’s grab our cameras again and share some more d-related pictures. Post as many or as few as you’d like. Feel free to blog your thoughts on or explanations of your pictures, or leave out the written words and let the pictures speak for themselves.

Well, on this day I happened to be in a good place to show you what some diabetics look like…and as the people that house the diabetes, I thought I would post a few of my favorites!

Here is a photo that shows how diverse the diabetic women can look.

Diabetes Sisters 2012

Our keynote speaker for the conference was Natalie (Nat) Strand. She was part of the first women’s team to win Amazing Race and is a Type 1 diabetic. She stuck around for our special celebration dinner and then took part of a hula-hoop competition. From where I was standing, I could see the hoops pounding her Pod (pump) on her back, but she didn’t even flinch. There was no doubt that a competitor like her would never quit…and she didn’t. She won first with one hoop and then with two. She was very inspiring with her smile and great attitude.

And the winner is….Nat!

Then this morning it looked like women and men putting on their orange before 8 AM and walking around Raleigh.

Me, Lindsey and our two new sisters.


2 Responses to “Diabetes blog week – day 6”

  1. crazyworkingmom Says:

    Looks like great fun!! 🙂
    I am so glad you had the opportunity to attend such an awesome conference.

  2. rhondabz Says:

    Becca – you ROCK!! So happy to meet you this weekend, and know we are “sisters!” 🙂

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