Bernard, Amy, Kerri, Scott, photo by Jeff Hitchcock One of the hardest things at CWD Friends For Life (FFL) was deciding on which session to attend for any given pocket of time. Each session ran for an hour, or an hour-and-a-half, and there were usually six or seven to choose from at any given time. On Wednesday morning I listened in to Kerri & Amy do a great … [Read more...] about CWD Friends For Life – Fast Driver!
I've been working a lot with Ginger Vieira, and she is one of the best things I have done for myself in a long time. Maybe ever. She is really good at helping people, and I am thankful to have such a great coach and sounding board. I have also worked really hard at looking at myself and honestly answering the questions we have come up with. I can't say enough … [Read more...] about Singing Praises for Ginger Vieira (and me!)
On July 30th we had the first of what is to be regular, scheduled, quarterly follow-up conference calls with the group at Roche. There were two scheduled conference calls that day, in the hopes that everyone could attend one of them. I attended both calls, because I'm really interested in what everyone has to say around this "thing" we're doing. I was pleased with the … [Read more...] about First Follow Up – 2010 Roche Social Media Summit
I am easily overwhelmed -- especially the first time I go somewhere or do something. I think the folks at Children With Diabetes (CWD) must have known that. They must have also known that I'm not the only one who feels that way. If you have never been to a Friends For Life (FFL) conference, they go the extra mile to make sure you feel comfortable. No, not just … [Read more...] about CWD Friends For Life – First Timer
I went to a small, but growing, local type 1 meet-up last night, and had a blast, as usual. Mike, Peterspoon, Dean, Scott This picture happened at about 10:30 PM, just before the gals working at Caribou Coffee kicked us off the patio. We all stayed out WAY longer than any of us intended to. But good company and great conversation makes time fly, and I bet we could have … [Read more...] about (see other arm)
theBetes:NOW is a really fun project that I bumped into at the CWD Friends For Life (FFL) conference. It's a project that a couple of the super creative Dunlap teenagers are putting together, and I'm so impressed with how it is turning out. I'm proud of them, and proud to have had a chance to participate. From their site: "We at theBetes:NOW aim to serve Type 1 families by … [Read more...] about theBetes:NOW
Disclosure In the spirit of full disclosure and transparency, Roche paid for my travel, lodging, and food for this trip. Roche did not ask anyone to blog about the summit, nor did they pitch any products to us. I stayed an extra 4 nights/5 days to attend CWD FFL. I paid for my own lodging and food (including diet sodapop, at $3/bottle) for those extra days. I also paid for … [Read more...] about 2010 Roche Social Media Summit
You can check out Part 1 here: My First "Red Rider" Experience: Part 1 -------- Even though it was pretty early in the morning, around 7:30 AM or so, the park was very busy. Tons of people and tons of bikes, all getting ready to ride for us, those living with diabetes. I got pretty emotional. But I was also excited, and so very gracious. As self-conscious as I was … [Read more...] about My First “Red Rider” Experience: Part 2 – GO RED RIDER!
George's vacation here absolutely FLEW by. But we did a lot of fun things. I know that we'll both be posting a bit about all of the fun stuff over the next few days, so I don't want to let the all of the cats out of the bag at the same time. We put together a really quick and corny VLOG post that we wanted to share. I think George has some sort of attack at the end, but I … [Read more...] about A Ninjariffic VLOG Post!
I attended a nearby "pump users" group meeting last night. This is an awesome group that usually meets monthly. There is often a certain topic they cover, and sometimes there is a speaker, but they also do "round table" type discussions. I would like to make it to more meetings, but it's about a 40 minute drive for me, right in the middle of rush-hour traffic. All that … [Read more...] about The Wonder of Stories