The Friday Six: Glucose Tabs and Talking Carl.
I think this is the third Friday Six in a row, which either means I'm really efficient or so jumbled in the brain region that I'm only able to concentrate on six things at a time. (A seventh thing would make everything go poof.)
1. First things first: Clara Barton Camp still rules. But they're running low on a very crucial supply these days: glucose tabs. Camp is in session through the end of August and the supply of glucose tabs at CBC is slim. They need a hand, if you can. If you work at one of the companies that makes glucose tabs and you are able to make a donation of tabs to the most wonderful place in the world, please email me at kerri (at) sixuntilme (dot) com. (And if you are a SUM reader and you're inclined to donate a few jars of glucose tabs to CBC, you can click here to visit the Dex4 store and make an online order. The CBC mailing address is: Clara Barton Camp, c/o Health Center, 30 Ennis Road, PO Box 356, North Oxford, MA 01537-0356.) Please - and THANK YOU!!!
2. And second things second: A SUM reader has a question about resources for a teacher in her school system who will be responsible for a type 1 kindergarten student this coming school year. Here's her question: "What I am looking for is information we all need to know. What blogs, web sites, or books should all adults, in a responsible position here, be aware of. It is the teacher who will bear most of the responsibility here for [diabetes-related] decision making. I would like to get everyone ready for September and will appreciate any tips you can give. The child's mom is justifiably nervous sending her baby off into the full day world of school." So do you guys have any sites or books that you can recommend for this teacher?
3. Thirdly - are you ready for D-Feast Friday? (What's D-Feast Friday, you ask? Hang on, I have that answer here somewhere ...) Looks like Karen, Lorraine, and Elizabeth have teamed up to create this very cool d-blog initiative. DETAILS! "We invite you to blog about your favorite recipes on Friday, July 23rd. Does your recipe have to be low carb? Not necessarily, since we know that everyone's bgs react differently to foods. Our hope is that by sharing ideas, we can each walk away with a few new wonderful recipes, although we know not all recipes will work for everyone. Blog about your recipe on the 23rd. Feel free to include pictures of you cooking, and/or of the final meal, and any special techniques you use. Have fun with it! (If you'd rather simply link to a favorite recipe that's already online, feel free to do that as well.) Nutritional information is always welcome, particularly carb counts with defined serving sizes, but also calories, fat and protein if you know it. If your recipe is low carb, gluten free, low calorie, vegetarian or vegan, please indicate this in your title so that people looking for these types of meals will be able to reference pertinent recipes quickly." For someone like me, who can't effectively make ice, this D-Feast Friday could be something that saves my life. Or at least my marriage. ;)
4. (Holy cow, this is a long Friday Six already.) Fourthish, the No-Sugar Added Poetry Book is DONE and is available for you to purchase through the Diabetes Hands Foundation. I'm very, very proud of this book, both having contributed a poem (this one) and served as an editor on portions of the text, and I believe this is a gorgeous example of what our community is capable of sharing with the world. If you haven't checked out this book, click here and get your own copy!
5. Fivey: Don't leave pacifiers out on the counter or the cat will find them and bite holes in them. Stupid cat. (And stupid Kerri for leaving tempting plastic tasty bits out for kitteh disposal.) -- >
Fin! I'm out. See you Monday!