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ISSUE THOMAS VAILLANCOURT FOR THE CANADIAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION

It’s been five years since I was diagnosed. When I was told I had Type 1 Diabetes, I didn’t know what it meant. They told me there wasn’t a cure. I was scared. Even worse. I was scared of needles. I stopped eating, and while in the hospital, I stayed on an IV drip for four straight days. My reasoning was simple: no food meant no needle. Nowadays taking my blood sugar isn’t a big fuss. It’s my new normal. Prick. Eat. Repeat. If this system fails … so does my body. But that doesn’t keep me on the sidelines. I want to run for and say thanks to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Whenever I hear of people raising money for our cause or for any others, I feel thankful. Thank you for doing this. I’m grateful. iRun.ca

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iRun ISSUE06 2016  
iRun ISSUE06 2016  

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