Among other things, Kerri and I were responsible for being "room captains" of the Adults with Type 1 room (sponsored by Insulet (thank you!)) at this year's Friends for Life conference in Orlando, FL last week. Being a room captain means introducing speakers, making sure there is water and glucose tabs available, answering questions, and basically making sure the presenters … [Read more...] about Iris Checked my Irises – 2012 FFL Conference
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Please head on over to Kerri's blog and help us shape Friends for Life 2012. Thanks! … [Read more...] about Your Input? Please?
While in Florida for the 2011 Family Support Weekend I heard a couple of stories that really stuck with me. For most families, coming to CWD events are very important. How important you ask? One family was scheduling a c-section delivery of their baby, and actually planned the operation around the Friends For Life conference. Another family had friends getting married … [Read more...] about The Importance of CWD Events
If you are a teen who lives with diabetes, I recommend this book. If you are a parent of a teen who lives with diabetes, I recommend this book - but DON'T FORCE IT ON YOUR TEEN! :-) I met Korey when we did a session together for the Children With Diabetes (CWD) 2011 Family Support Weekend a few months ago. I was able to grab his book and do a little homework before … [Read more...] about Type 1 Teens – by Korey K. Hood, PhD
One of the revelations I had here with the Children With Diabetes (CWD) family is that both CWD and the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) want the same thing, and we both have the same problem. We both want to help people with diabetes, but that's not exactly what I'm talking about. That's the obvious part -- wanting to help people with diabetes. Specifically what I mean is … [Read more...] about We Want The Same Thing
Sorry folks, I'm not done gushing about CWD Friends For Life. I left off with Jay Hewitt on three TV screens, and some evening basketball with Gary Scheiner. I had just as much trouble choosing sessions on Friday as I did the day before. I'm a big fan of Tom Karlya, also known as "Diabetes Dad", which made my morning decision that much easier. He and Kimberly Davis, … [Read more...] about CWD Friends For Life – Mountain Climber!