My First JDRF Event
I went to my first JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) event this afternoon. I was interested in meeting people who has to deal with the same issues I do. I was a little disappointed in the event, as it was designed more for children, not adults. I stayed because there was also representatives from all the companies that I deal with regularly. I was also assured that I would be welcomed. I did sign up for an advocacy group with the JDRF, and am now on an email list for to call Congressmen and Senators if a new bill is before Congress that deals with Diabetes. I forgot about that on my Advocacy page, but will post any info that I get here.
I was also told that a representative from a local adult support group would contact me as well. I am looking forward to that.
My life is all about T1, now, but sometimes I feel I don’t fit in anywhere. While I felt welcomed and comfortable at the fall carnival, most of the people there that were my age, were parents or someone that has been living with T1 for a lot longer than I have. But my motto is “Never Give Up” In a city that has almost 5 million people, I am sure that there are others out there. I just need to be more involved.
If you are interested in becoming a JDRF Advocate, you can visit their About JDRF Advocacy page .
If you have an adult support group already and in the Alpharetta, Norcross, GA, area, please email me using my form.
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