Diabetes Linky Bits: What I've Been Reading.
Due to some recent traveling, I've been falling way behind on my fellow diabetes bloggers. But there have been some posts in the last few days that I think are must-reads. So today, while I finish up my visit in Philadelphia at the ePatient 2009 conference, I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from the diabetes blogosphere:
Lee Ann at The Butter Compartment is a longtime type 1-er and a lady who understands the trials of fitting an insulin pump into a fancy dress moment. Thanks to some Twitter tips and some good, old fashioned ingenuity, Lee Ann managed to McGyver her way into a fashionable moment. (And personally, I never underestimate the power of duct tape.)
Wendy at Candy Hearts stumbled upon a Letter to the Editor from some idiot who saw a little boy take an injection at Burger King. Apparently, the man who wrote the letter was horrified by the drug taking at the table and felt the need to write to his local paper. And while Wendy admits to having no idea what was in that syringe, she wrote a response to The Burger Grump, outlining why certain people may need to take an injection before eating (namely, did the kid have diabetes).
Kelly at Diabetesaliciousness added her two cents, as well. What's your take on this Burger Grump? Do you feel that a PWD should be able to inject in public? (Personally, I think it's no different than blowing your nose at the table. If you can keep it clean and sanitary and discreet, it's fine. People are allowed to manage their diabetes in public, so long as they aren't creating unsanitary conditions for others.) If you want to chime in with your own letter to the editor, click on this link and visit the Pocatello Idaho State Journal website.
And those of us here on the East Coast apparently missed an AWESOME event, at last week's TCOYD in San Diego. Manny touted it as the best diabetes conference he's ever attended, Cherise gave it a definitive thumbs up, and George agreed. I've never attended one of the TCOYD conferences, but apparently there's one in my homestate of Rhode Island next September, and BSparl and I will definitely be in attendance. Will you be there?
What have you been reading in the diabetes blogosphere?