Bike Beyond Team Goes to Denver
I heard about the event through Facebook. I believe someone shared the event on their page and I saw it. I had heard of the organization before and knew that Beyond Type 1 believed strongly in education and advocacy. Both of those are values I hold deeply around Type 1 (along with finding a cure of course!).
I was unexpectedly moved by the entire event, but particularly hearing from all of the riders and during the Q & A with the crowd. I began to think about my 6-year-old daughter and how she is currently struggling with people seeing her pump and CGM. When I saw the look on my daughter’s face, looking around and seeing all of the Dexcoms and Omnipods on everyone, I started to get emotional. I hope one day she feels as confident as all of the riders and can get in front of a crowd to share about her journey with diabetes. One of the most touching parts of the event was calling everyone who has Type 1 up for a group photo. My daughter was smiling ear to ear and had a proud look on her face. That was worth more than anything.
Violet was diagnosed on March 18, 2013, shortly after her 2nd birthday. Her symptoms were extreme thirst and frequent urination. We took her to the pediatrician where they did a urine and blood test and sent us to the ER at Children’s Hospital with a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis. We are lucky to live in Denver where we have access to the Barbara Davis Center (shout out!).