Ten years. T-E-N Y-E-A-R-S! That’s how long it’s been since I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. If you’re interested in the story of my diagnosis, I’ve written about it here. But today, I just want to celebrate!
Celebrate that I am not alone with it all, but have a great community that is always there for me. Celebrate that I can not only survive, but thrive! Celebrate that I am still alive and didn’t die 10 years ago as I would have if I had lived just 100 years earlier.
I can’t help but consider myself lucky. It’s 2019 and still so many people with diabetes don’t have access to insulin, test strips and medical care. On a day like this, I can’t just ignore that. That is why I’ve started a fundraising campaign for T1International. 380 Euros of the 500 Euros target have already been donated. It would mean the world to me if you could make a donation to this fantastic organization as well. Let’s reach the goal together!
To celebrate this day and more importantly, as a thank you to all of you out there, I’m doing a big giveaway! But I’m not doing this on my own: With the support of some fantastic diapreneurs, we’ve gathered some amazing prizes:
Here’s what you can win:
- PEP ME UP Shop: 10x 10 € Voucher
- AnnaPS: 1 Tank Top (Male, Female or Children)
- Medangel: 1 Medangel One Temperature Tracker
- Mellitus One: 1x 10 € Voucher
- Mysugarcase: 1 Combi Case Diabetes Case
- Ruby Limes: 1x 20 € Voucher
- T1D LYF: 1x 20 $ Voucher
How can you win? Tell me about your diagnosis! Comment either here, on this facebook post or on this Instagram post. You can enter on all these channels to increase your chances of winning. However, duplicate comments are not allowed and will be deleted. Each participant will receive a maximum of one prize. The competition runs until 30.06.2019 at 00:00. The winners will be selected randomly and notified by email or direct message. Legal recourse is not allowed.
Once again: THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! Thank you for every post you read, share and comment. Thank you for all the questions, all the ideas, all the opinions and all the encouraging words you share with me. Thank you!
A big thank you also goes to Anna from AnnaPS, Amin & his team at Medangel, Hanna from Mellitus One, Maren from Mysugarcase, Frida from Ruby Limes and Linda from T1D LYF for offering some of these amazing prizes. <3 And now good luck to all of you!