D-Athletes: Your medal is waiting.

Just a quick Friday reminder about our Diabetes Awareness Month initiative: Champion Athletes With Diabetes. Your medal is waiting!

If you’re living with diabetes, and you’re active; or if someone close to you is living with D and is active, we’ve got an honest-to-goodness medal we’d like to award you. It looks like this:


There are only four simple things to do to get yours:

1. The athlete receiving the award must be living with diabetes.

2. The athletic event must have taken place in the last six months. For now, we’re going with a pretty loose interpretation of the word “event”. If you feel you’ve accomplished something important to you, that’s an event. ‘Nuf said.

3. Send me an e-mail at champswithdiabetes@gmail.com. Tell me your name, name of the athlete (it’s okay if it’s you), and your address (gotta know where to send the medal). Most important, tell me what athletic goal was accomplished, and when. Extra points if you tell me how you felt accomplishing the goal. Full disclosure: I reserve the right to use your testimonial here, on Twitter, and on Facebook. I will not use your name if you don’t want me to. As always, I will never share private information.

4. When you receive your medal, it would be great if you post a photo of it around the athlete’s neck. You can send a Tweet to @ChampsWithD (hashtag: #champdathletes) or post it on the Champion Athletes With Diabetes Facebook Page.

I think D-Athletes are amazing. It takes a tremendous amount of planning, effort, and bravery to compete, or maintain an exercise routine. Heck, sometimes, it’s everything we can do just to walk around the block. Getting out of your comfort zone and taking that brave step is something that should be recognized and rewarded.

If it’s a big deal to you, it’s a big deal to me too. I want to support you, or support the Athlete With Diabetes in your life. Send an e-mail for your award today.

Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.


  • fifteenwaitfifteen  On November 8, 2013 at 9:54 am

    You are such a fabulous supporter!! I keep saying, “I need to get into a regular exercise routine” but feel like with a full time job, a 2 year old and a social life, I can never fit it all in. I *did* walk three 5k’s this Fall, but my goal for next year will be to at least JOG one. If I train for it and actually exercise on a regular basis, then I will feel worthy to apply for the d-athletes award. But not until then!!


    • StephenS  On November 8, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      I dunno… sounds like you’re worthy already. That’s a pretty full life! You walked two more 5Ks than I ran this year:)


  • seejendance  On November 8, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    YAY! I need to email you. 🙂


    • StephenS  On November 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      Yes… you do. Immediately if not sooner.

      That’s my attempt at not-so-submiminal messaging…


      • seejendance  On November 8, 2013 at 12:38 pm

        I did – only to realize that I didn’t follow instructions properly.


      • StephenS  On November 8, 2013 at 1:47 pm

        If you sent an e-mail, I’m sure I’ll get it, regardless of where you sent it:)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: