The Snowless Snowday Six.
Everyone is bracing for the winter storm that's aimed at New England today. Schools are closed, people are working from home, and cars across the region have their windshield wipers pointed to the sky. Yet there isn't a flake to be found yet. (Stop laughing - I am not a flake.) It's a snowless snowday here on SUM. Time for the Six!
1. Okay, this is from a release sent to me by a PR company, but the horse's name was enough to make me want to write about it. Apparently, Justin Credible, a horse that has the first documented case of type 1 diabetes, is now sporting an Omnipod. The article also states that Justin may be hooked up with a Dexcom. And after I stopped giggling at the name, I had to share with all of you.
2. Yesterday was our work Yankee Swap (where the heck did that name come from?), and since I came into work only for the afternoon, I missed the actual swap. But, since my coworkers are awesome and always remember me, someone participated on my behalf. And I scored this calendar: Porn For Women. (Google, have your fun with me.) This calendar made me laugh my arse off, especially the last page, where the handsome hunk looks into the camera, smiling sweetly with the cat litter scoop in hand: "Who would object to cleaning up after the cutest thing on four legs?"
3. Also, I wrote about stumbling upon the "secret features" (they're not so secret - I'm just clueless) on my insulin pump yesterday. But you guys trumped me out big time, because I learned so many other tricks from the comments section that my technoJOY! was in overdrive. Thanks for sharing your tips!
4. In other news, I saw a release this morning about a "common infant virus may trigger type 1 diabetes." The whole virus/type 1 connection has always been of interest to me, because I was diagnosed a few months after a weeklong bout with a high fever. My doctors and my parents have always cited this "birthday virus" as the trigger for my diabetes. If you have type 1, does your medical team site an illness as your trigger factor? I'm curious.
5. Re: D365, I'm in the home stretch for this yearlong project. And it hasn't been easy. Marking each day with a diabetes connection wasn't as difficult as I had hoped it would be. Somehow, everything plays in to disease management. Diabetes is truly a lifestyle, and the D365 project has proven that to me over and over again. I have a lot of admiration for the D365 members who have crossed the finish line, and I'm hopefully joining their ranks at the turn of the year!
6. Lastly, since we haven't seen any snow yet here in CT, I found a cool online tool to make virtual snowflakes. Check out this site and snip up your own snowflake in preparation for this blizzard that's a-comin'!
Stay safe, stay warm (make bread and milk soup, like you do), and I'll see you on Monday.