The Diabetes Scholars Foundation does amazing work. They raise money to help get families and young adults to Friends for Life conferences. As if that isn't enough, they also raise money to get young adults to college. I've written about what they do in the past. I am a big supporter of them and appreciate all of the hard work they do. At each Friends … [Read more...] about Diabetes Scholars – Generosity In Action
Friends For Life
I really do like the Medtronic System so far. It's just unfortunate that I haven't taken the time to write about the positives before experiencing another negative. For the past couple of years, I have been blessed to serve with Kerri on the faculty of the CWD Friends for Life conference. To add another layer of blessing, I was able to bring my family down a little early … [Read more...] about Unfortunate Timing: Motor Error
I'm posting this on behalf of Mary Podjasek, President of the Diabetes Scholars Foundation. Her mission in life is to help bring more people to Friends for Life (not to mention college scholarships), and that is a mission I support 100%. -------------------------------- Each year, Children with Diabetes hosts a spectacular diabetes conference where thousands of people come … [Read more...] about Diabetes Scholars – Howl at the Moon!
Please head on over to Kerri's blog and help us shape Friends for Life 2012. Thanks! … [Read more...] about Your Input? Please?
I’m a big fan of the CWD Friends for Life conferences. I attended my first in 2010, and it changed my life. Every person who lives with type 1 diabetes (and their family) deserves to attend this conference at least once. But finding a way to pay for travel, lodging, registration, and incidental expenses is really hard for most people. The cost involved puts it out of reach … [Read more...] about I Support: Diabetes Scholars Foundation
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
The recent CWD Family Support Weekend I attended had about three-hundred people, plus the volunteer staff. While much smaller than the giant Friends For Life conferences, 300+some is still a BUNCH of people. It took me at least three or four introductions, plus a nametag, before I could remember people's names and faces. Even with that, I can only remember a fraction of … [Read more...] about Faces and Names, Faces and Names
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!
I first heard of Dan Hurley and his book, "Diabetes Rising", over at Amy's site (Diabetes Mine). She did a two part interview about a year ago (Part 1, Part 2), and there was something about what Dan said that pulled at my emotions. He says about his approach to the book: ... Even with this best medical advice, I feel that the ‘just try harder’ approach is not going to … [Read more...] about “Diabetes Rising” by Dan Hurley
I walked into the Richard Rubin Keynote (opening session) with an overflowing breakfast plate and my shoulder bag full of diet sodapop. After only a step or two into the room I was stopped in my tracks by the sheer size of this thing. I had no idea. No. Idea. I could not even see the people on the other side of the room. They were lost over the horizon. There were THREE … [Read more...] about CWD Friends For Life – Epic Sizer!