The 2011 ADA Expo came through Minneapolis a couple of weekends ago. Unfortunately, not much changes with the vendors from year to year. Diabetes is a slow business, ya know?
I also enjoy seeing friends that I used to work with at Cozmo. The diabetes business world is pretty small, and many of the highly talented folks landed with companies in the expo hall somewhere.
It was a good morning, and worth braving the crazed crowd and Rascal scooters. It’s amazing to me how nutty people start to act when there are free giveaways nearby. I swear I saw a group of old ladies mud wrestling for a free light-up pen…
The rest of the weekend was spent visiting with some new friends from out of town, and some local d-peeps that I spend time with whenever possible. Richard, a Joslin medalist with over 66 years of type 1 diabetes under his belt, came to town, as well as Lloyd, a neat guy living with type 2 diabetes.
And finally, ‘The Pocket…” This is one of my best d-buddies around town, and I freaking LOVE this guy. We were teasing him about his pocket, and its ability to hold everything in the world. I asked him if I could take a picture of it and put it on the internet. He agreed, loaded it up with MORE stuff, and asked me to obscure his identity. Haha!