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Ante Up.

During one of the discussion groups at Friends for Life, one of the attendees took a look at their Dexcom, gave it an exasperated sigh, and threw it into the middle of the room in frustration.

“I don’t want it near me.”

There was a brief pause.

“Ante up,” someone quietly said, their own Dexcom case hitting the floor alongside the first.

And within a matter of seconds, a diverse pile of diabetes devices met in the middle of the floor in solidarity.

This is Friends for Life.

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  1. Katie S. #

    While I love this story, I just picture everyone’s Dexcom warranty going out the window because they just read about all of the attendees purposely throwing their devices on the floor LOL.

    07/7/14; 10:49 am
  2. Michelle rago #

    I love this! I smiled at the thought of everyone trading to get the right ones back. That said, agreed. That is FFL.

    07/7/14; 11:09 am
  3. How many times have I wanted to throw my dexcom receiver out the window? But then I realise it’s not the technology I want to get rid of, it’s the diabetes. But how great is it to be in a room full of people who understand that feeling?? :)

    07/7/14; 11:23 am
  4. Kris #

    This is a top favorite moment of the conference. Thanks for the blurb Kerri.

    07/7/14; 11:44 am
  5. ria #

    “a good time was had by all”
    my kinda party

    07/7/14; 12:45 pm
  6. Laddie #

    Did everyone then get to chose a new Dexcom with the number that they wanted to see?

    07/7/14; 6:34 pm
  7. This is a perfect picture … Sums up the week perfectly … True empathy is a perfect gift

    07/7/14; 9:04 pm
  8. Cathy #

    I assume Martha didn’t take that picture….

    07/7/14; 9:56 pm
  9. While I’m thankful and understanding, I think I would’ve laid my device/devices down gently! :)

    07/7/14; 10:08 pm
  10. The tissues!

    07/8/14; 12:26 am
    • Exactly. The tissues are essential for a lot of these sessions.

      07/8/14; 2:05 pm
  11. Greatness. :)

    07/8/14; 1:14 am

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