My inbox was not properly maintained while my daughter was on school vacation last week (but let’s be honest – when is it ever properly maintained?), but I’m taking a crack at catching up. I wanted to share a few bits and pieces that were interesting to me, and might be of interest to you.
Okay. Now links:
- “Diabetes sometimes feels like the ultimate roller coaster: ups and downs, no idea what’s around the corner, and moments where I fear for my life. Part of that ride is an incredible emotional and mental balancing act …” Read more from diaTribe‘s Adam Brown in his informative article, The Diabetes Emotional Rollercoaster.
- “Maybe,” he told me, “you could do a better job of managing his diabetes at night.” A dentist runs commentary on one mom’s diabetes experiences over at A Sweet Life.
- Tom “Diabetes Dad” Karlya joins the Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition to share the success of Reegan’s Rule in North Carolina as a precedent for other states. You can find more information for the April 28 webinar here, and you can register here. Tune in at 12 pm eastern on April 28.
- This weekend, out in Dallas, TX, is the TypeOneNation summit, and I’m excited to be rolling my pregnant self out there for the conference. “The TypeOneNation Summit is JDRF’s signature educational event for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D), their families and friends. Join other individuals, families and caregivers affected by T1D at all life stages, for a day of education, inspiration and connection.” For more information, check out the details here.
- Also coming up is the DREAMS in the City silent auction, benefitting the Diabetes Research Institute. Check out this link for more information on the NYC event on May 5th.
- The DiabetesMine Patient Voices contest is up and running again this year, and applications to receive a scholarship to attend the Innovation Summit are open for the next month, so consider applying! More information on the summit can be found here.
- The team at Lifescan recently shared their KnowMyCopay.com site, which aims “to help you discover which brand of test strips has the lowest co-pay.” I wasn’t able to find my health insurance provider on the list (I wanted to know if strips other than Lifescan’s would pop up as a result, considering the source), but I’m hoping that this site can be of service to folks who are trying to figure out how to make sense of the insurance hoops they have to jump through for decent diabetes care. In any event, I appreciate something that aims to make life easier for consumers/patients/PEOPLE.
- And lastly, but not least(ly), I wanted to extend an invitation to folks in the Pacific Northwest to a really cool event taking place June 25 and 26th in Seattle, WA – the ConnecT1D Retreat. I feel that the psychosocial influence of diabetes is under-served and frankly, under-valued. We, as PWD, don’t want a frigging pity party, but there needs to be care taken of our emotional and mental well being; it’s just as important as our physical self. Whole-person care starts with conferences like the ConnecT1D Retreat, and I encourage people touched by diabetes to consider registering. (Besides, you can hang out the absolutely amazing Joe Solowiejczyk, and I’ll be drafting off his brilliance all weekend.)
And now we dance.