I have been asked to run in the Auckland Marathon to help raise money for Diabetes Auckland. I did not hesitate to accept this request. It was never a goal of mine to enter the marathon distance this year but for such a great cause how could I not. I have started a charity page, the link is at the bottom of this Blog, alot more information on the link too. The thing is I have worked as a diabetes dietitian for some time, my first clinical job was in diabetes out patient clinic for waitemata DHB, I loved the patients that I would see and work with. I still see many clients with Diabetes and it can be rewarding work. Two of the highlights of my work to date has been 1) helping with diabetes Aucklands youth camps, to see young kids with Type 1 diabetes realising in a safe environment that they did not have the barriers that they may have perceived and being able to share their stories with other youth and families was amazing. 2) I have been able to help with Riding on Insulin for a few years and again see families and youth with Type 1 diabetes grow and learn. SO please if you can support Diabetes Auckland and the good work they do, I would be grateful. I will run the full marathon, you just help me help them!