As some of you know I have been training for the Marine Corps Marathon. It has been an up and down battle between managing the annoying pain of my grandma knees and constantly managing my blood sugar levels so I can perform at my highest potential. My continuous glucose monitor is my saving grace for me to monitor my blood sugar levels during my training. Typically I can recognize when my blood sugar is dropping, but in the heat of an intense training session with adrenaline pumping, my sugar can drop dangerously low within minutes. This is where my continuous glucose monitor comes in clutch! It will alarm at me to tell me my blood sugar is dropping BEFORE I can even feel it, with this technology I can quickly consume some glucose without missing a beat in my workout. Diabetes research and technology has come such a long way, it is continuously evolving to make T1D lives easier and healthier. BUT there is still so much more work to be done and knowledge to be gained to fix the glitches and achieve even better control for all diabetics. This is why I’v decided to run the Marine Corps Marathon for type 1 diabetes research and support JDRF. With this month marking my 9th diaversary and next month being American Diabetes Month, what a better time to raise awareness and support the cause! So in honor of all my fellow diabuddies out there living with T1D, please consider helping JDRH to find the cure!!! Or if not a cure quite yet, help them to continue to gain insight and improve the technology for T1D’s to live longer happier lives!