My work is a bit of an anomally. Or, maybe it isn’t. We have a Type 1 diabetic (me), a parent of CWD (my boss), a secretary with PCOS and some insulin resistance, and a secretary with Type 2 diabetes. And that is just in my immediate area. Go a little wider to all the company employees and we have several Type 1 diabetics (pumpers and old school) and several Type 2s. So many, that I am seriously considering starting a support group – you know – in my free time. 😀
Lest you think that diabetes is the only chronic condition swimming in this work pool, I also have a co-worker whose daughter has Cystic Fibrosis. She also has CFRD (Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes) so I guess we unfortunately have that in common as well.
Growing up, we had some family friends with CF, and I have become a HUGE fan of Nate’s blog (Confessions of a CF Husband – go Gwyenth and Tricia!), so when my coworker asked me to walk with her in the local CF Great Strides walk, I of course had to say yes.
Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest and most successful national fund-raising event. Just like JDRF, CFF is a great foundation that makes good use of their fundraising money, as nearly 90 cents of every dollar of revenue raised is available for investment in vital CF programs to support research, care and education.
Keep an eye on my fundraising page and I will keep you posted on my progress.