It’s been a while since I did a Friday Six.  Which means I should do one.  Riiiiiiight … now.

New content up at T1Everyday Magic – Sweet, Little Lies. This one is about the Blue Bin Incident, which is a story I often tell during presentations because it involves a slide with a big chocolate cupcake on it, and that’s a nice thing to look at during a presentation.

Did you know that March plays host to several diabetes events over on the west coast? In Seattle, there’s a Children with Diabetes Friends for Life event taking place March 29 – 31, and in Santa Clara there is a TCOYD event on March 30 (disclosures: I’m on the board for CWD and will also be presenting at the TCOYD event). Check these out and if you’re in the area, sign up and go make some PWD friends!

The team at Connected in Motion is assembling their 2019 Adventure Team, and applications are open until January 31st.  From what I’ve heard about these treks, they are a truly remarkable way to conquer so many things at once – diabetes, physical challenges, nature, and to build unshakable confidence.  Consider applying, you badass, you.

Diabetes Mine has their annual tech roundup of things on tap in 2019, and I’m very hopeful that this progress in technology will be met by equal progress in access – check out Diabetes Tech-Spectations 2019: Eight Exciting Things to Watch for This Year.

Coming on January 7th, there’s another #WhyWeRevolt Twitter chat taking place online at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT. I’m hosting those chats and would love to see more patient and clinician voices talking together about how to infuse a little more love into healthcare. This month we’re taking about Elegance – follow @patientrev for details!

“Did you hear the big news that came out this past week from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, that will affect people with diabetes?” Quinn Nystrom has the details in her post, The FDA Finally Has a Plan to Reduce the Cost of Insulin.

Is one of your 2019 resolutions to get more involved in diabetes? Check out this resource from T1International about how you can support their global mission to “support local communities by giving them the tools they need to stand up for their rights so that access to insulin and diabetes supplies becomes a reality for all.”

I’m not the only one who is digging the Basal IQ technology – this post from professional freestyle skier Lauren Salko on DiabetesStrong highlights some of Lauren’s key takeaways about this new pump feature.

There’s another new bit over at diaTribe, with the return of SUM Musings. This round I wrote about sharing my CGM data over the last few years and how things have changed since CGM data went up into the cloud.

New podcast alert:  Behind the Betes was kicked off this morning, hosted by Chris Stocker from The Life of a Diabetic blog. First episode of his pod is here.  (And there are a whole bunch of new [and new-to-me] podcasts making their mark; several will be highlighted here in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.)

Oh, and this meme. THIS MEME.  (Courtesy of Type 1 Diabetes Memes on FB.)