AADE in Pictures

I’m a lousy on-site photographer, but I must admit, some stuff’s just better seen than read.

Darn! I missed this session. Thought I might sit in the back hacking profusely :)

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That’s dLife CEO Howard Steinberg and TeamType1 Captain Phil Southerland schmoozing in the dLife booth.

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Makin’ friends…

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TeamType1′s lone woman, Monique Hanley from Melbourne, Australia. You go, Girl!

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Some unexpected products…

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High hopes…

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… and the most unpopular booth at the show …

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(which no one even dared to staff, it seems).

3 Responses

  1. Felix Kasza
    Felix Kasza August 8, 2007 at 4:06 pm | | Reply

    I had the pleasure of meeting Monique Hanley this July, at the track races (Marymoor Velodrome near Seattle, Wash.). She kicks some serious butt on a bike, and never mind the D!

    Cheers,
    Felix.

  2. Lauren
    Lauren August 8, 2007 at 10:16 pm | | Reply

    Just when you think the issue of diabetics losing limbs is a thing of the past … a 57 year old type 1 relative of mine (type 1 for more than 30 years) is facing that possibility. She broke her leg 18 months ago and it hasn’t begun to heal. Circulation is also a big issue in her case. Just a grim reminder that nothing is easy for diabetics — the aging process, osteoporosis, injuries etc. There are dangers that lurk for all of us, and we can’t stop living our lives, but those of us with diabetes can be especially vulnerable.

  3. Sarah
    Sarah August 13, 2007 at 5:48 am | | Reply

    Aside from the awesome people who are kicking butt while living with this crappy disease (i.e. Team Type 1)….If we actually cured diabetes, what display booths could those companies and organizations set up? Hmm…

    No thanks! I don’t need another monitor that’s .3 seconds faster! Or inhaled insulin that may cause lung cancer! Or an “artificial pancreas” that may make a mistake and kill me! Thanks but no thanks!

    Sorry to be cynical, but I have to agree with my grandpa (Type 1 for over 50 years until cancer got him): “All they’ve done is make the needles sharper”. Seems like not much has changed. Diabetics (Type 1) still die at least 15 years sooner, and still develop horrible complications. “Tight control” *helps* for those who can even achieve it (many T1′s can’t), but it is not enough.

    I have a copy of my grandfather’s (moms?) Diabetes Association magazine circa 1976. In it, the “artificial pancreas” was expected to be completed soon. Um…sure. Good luck with that!

    Personally, I think JDRF should stop taking our money and do the right thing…admit that those donating today will never be cured in their lifetime.

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