Thursday, November 14, 2013

WDD: Our Celebration


I hope everyone has been having an amazing month raising awareness for Type One! ;)

Today, my family decided to celebrate World Diabetes Day by visiting the enormous city of Chicago!

As a family, we decided that we would visit the Holocaust Museum in Skokie, IL, and then proceed to the Woodfield Mall for some "leisure time" in the afternoon.

The Holocaust Museum was amazing! Whenever I look back in history to such tragic times, I find that it helps put my own difficulties in perspective. Walking throughout the museum, I was constantly overwhelmed with the emotion of the horrific atrocities suffered by the Jewish Nation. 

Following the museum, we headed to the Woodfield Mall. Here we walked around an enormous building full of . . .  "stuff", and created our "Human Blue Circle" to mark our part in raising awareness for diabetes.

I know, it's pathetically small, but we did our best! :) I also called up my friend at college, and she ended up rounding up her own circle for diabetes awareness!

Because of my fairly recent diagnosis, this ended up being my first WDD celebration! Thanks to all who have participated, both locally and world-wide! (For mores stories, please visit )

On a closing note, tomorrow afternoon I will be starting my pump! I'm very excited, but this following week will be followed by 24 hour testing every day. Please pray that it will go smoothly! 

Looking forward to running on AAA Batteries! ;)


  1. Great post, Caleb!! I'll definitely spend extra time in prayer for you in the days ahead as you adjust to the pump.

  2. We will keep praying for you Caleb!!

  3. Great job, Caleb! I made a point of wearing ALL blue yesterday (except the hair). I was also able to tell a friend who is a Type 1 that it was WDD. She was pretty surprised, but made sure she was wearing blue, too. Love your website, thankful for your e-mails, praying for your school year!


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