We had a great Saturday, even thought it was stormy with a high of 67. The rain did hold off during the eating and chatting and we were *very* grateful for that! Sydney met a few other kids who have Type 1. It was a neat little day. Our walk is unique because this is only the 2nd year our area has had a walk. We are still in the growing our family team numbers. Sydney loves this walk and we are so grateful they started one in our area. Pretty soon we are going to officially kick off our walk season and Sydney is so excited. This is one area where she can work hard and make a difference. It helps her to feel good about herself and feel like an advocate for her disease. Remember to check out Sydney's youtube video ! Pass it around and help educate more people about Type 1 diabetes.
Enjoy the pics!
~For lunch before the walk, the lovely Stacey M. who works for JDRF, introduced us to Cafe Rio. Wow. It was yum. I will be driving the hour to this place again! Thanks Stace!
~Syd helping Stacey draw names for the door prizes.
~Morgan with her favorite part of her dinner.
~Sydney and her new buddy Whitney. She is 5 as well. Whitney was diagnosed with Type 1 this past Thanksgiving Day. She is still on injections but should have her pump soon.
~Whitney getting her shot after dinner.
~A very little part of the Type 1 crew.
Top row L-->R Zach, Cindy, Becky,Ty
Bottom row L-->R Whitney, Whitlee, Sydney, Lainey
Stacey also introduced us to this lovely drink!! Drinks are interesting with Type 1 because, if it has carbs, you need insulin to drink it. Therefore when kids drink milk or juice or, on the rare occasion, soda (except for diet) it adds to their total insulin needs. When you can find drinks that are no or low carb, it is AWESOME because you don't have to give insulin. Esp when that drink is not a diet soda. They can just drink it with out checking their sugar, dosing for insulin and measuring the beverage so you know the carb amount for proper insulin doses. This drink has like 4 carbs in the entire bottle! It is yummy. Not too sweet...just right! It is a new fav in our home! Try it! It is a diabetics dream! :-)