The Friday Six: A Smattering.
Happy Friday!! This week has flown by (all the weeks lately have seemed to do that) and the holidays are already upon us. Hanukkah starts tonight, and Christmas is only a few short weeks away. And there's a ton of posts that have cropped up in the diabetes community that I've been meaning to share, so here's The Six!
1. My favorite Ninja has interviewed his favorite ninja on The Bad Blog - George's interview with Daniel "Ninjabetic Jr" Schaffers is too awesome to miss. You have to love a kid who wants to have a Ninjabetic Convention. (Personally, BSparl and I would attend that one!)
2. Our blogger friend across the pond, Caroline, is planning her wedding and has just found her wedding dress. Her post brought tears to my eyes, because I remember the moment that I found my wedding dress, and then the realization that an insulin pump needed to be somehow fit into the mix. Make sure you read Caro's post - and I can't wait to hear about more of her wedding planning!
3. Today is the last day to submit to Amy's Holiday Survival Sweepstakes - so if you have a holiday horror story, or a victorious moment at the family table, email them to Amy at info (at) diabetesmine (dot) com. There are a lot of cool prizes you can win, so check it out!
4. And this article, in the St. Petersberg Times by Robert Steinbeck, starts with "I am scheduled to begin dying on Feb. 1, 2010." This man, a type 1 diabetic for 22 years, is losing his COBRA coverage on that date, and his assessment of the insurance situation resonates for people in our community. Regardless of your view of the healthcare reform debate, Mr. Steinbecks article is a must-read for the diabetes community.
5. And if you have been wondering what the pirate eye patches on Twitter are all about, you need to read Kelly's blog post about her one-in-a-million, non-diabetes-related vision loss experience. Kelly has been beyond brave in the face of this, and her positive outlook and ability to make us laugh despite her pain makes her a true hero. Drop her a note and let her know she's loved by the diabetes community - because she so is.
6. Another diabetes blogger has found herself under a doctor's care this holiday season - Rachel has just come out of surgery for an ovarian cyst, and she's recovering slowly, but surely, at home (with the help of her husband and her pile of cats). Stop by her blog and let her know you're thinking of her!
That's it for now - enjoy the weekend!!