Community Stories – Diabetes, Part 4
When we announced our Diabetes Awareness Charity Special, we asked you to share your stories of living with diabetes, and health in general, and how Munzee has helped you. We’ve gotten a handful of stories that we will be sharing, and we hope these encourage you to share yours. These stories have been edited to exclude personal information unless explicitly stated.
At 27, when I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, my life changed in the blink of an eye. For those unfamiliar, this is the type where the pancreas no longer works, ever. The type where you get over any needle phobias immediately. The type where your life depends on a complicated balance of Insulin, food and activity. You have to think about it 24/7 with no vacation.
I started playing Munzee in late 2012 and like many, I was quickly hooked. Within this game, I found a way to play in a safe environment with a caring, tightly knit community. The physical activity has a direct impact on both blood sugar control and well being. Many of the players in the community have become close friends and an extended family.
Joining Munzee in philanthropic events for many worthy causes which impacted players in the community has a special place in my heart. My thanks go to the many people who have contributed to the Diabetes charities. This is one of the many reasons I love Munzee. Maybe one day, we will see a cure for this disease.
If you have a story you would like to share with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!