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Travelbetes: Wherever EuGo Giveaway!

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Products, Traveling By April 22, 2019 Tags: , , 85 Comments

Last week, we were away for my daughter’s April break, visiting South Carolina for the first time. (Our original plan was to visit Copenhagen but that whole deal was derailed by the grounding of the Max 8 planes … long story made much, much shorter: we ended up in Charleston, SC for the week.) Traveling with the four of us…

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Makeshift Solution.

Uncategorized By January 24, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

Arriving at the hotel last night, I realized my insulin pump needed a swap-and-refill.  I pulled out all the necessary supplies for a pump site change and dumped them onto the hotel bed. The little insulin bottle protector* I use keeps my insulin safe(r).  But it also covers the vial, so I didn’t realize the bottle was all-but empty until…

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ConnecT1D Retreat.

Diabetes Community, SUM in Other Places By July 1, 2016 Tags: , , , 4 Comments

Until a few months ago, I didn’t know much about the peer-to-peer support and family connection accomplished by ConnecT1D.  It wasn’t until Susan Horst reached out to me to see if I was available to visit for their ConnecT1D retreat that I was thrown into their world of the powerhouse diabetes outreach taking place in the Pacific Northwest. Susan Horst, project manager…

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Diabetes 2.0: It Ended in a Hammock

Diabetes Advocacy, Traveling By November 10, 2009 Tags: , , , No Comments

Over the weekend, I found myself on a plane again.  Yes, another xanax-free trip at 33,000 feet, this time heading to Fort Lauderdale, FL for the Diabetes 2.0 conference, put on by the Diabetes Research Institute. Three quick things:   First, never watch the Disney movie “Up” while on a plane and pregnant.  I found myself sniffling and crying to the opening…

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