Part of me has always regretted not getting a tattoo during the years we lived in Amsterdam (which part of me I need not share). But I definitely tingled when I recently ran into this post: “I have a friend who had ‘diabetes mellitus’ tattooed on one arm and a syringe tattooed on the other when he was a teenager. Looks kind of cool. He didn’t have any problems with having it done, but if…Read more »
The annual meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) starts today in Washington, DC. This event promises to bring together about 5,000 experts and educators for both an expo and a series of courses on the latest and greatest in D-care. This year’s theme is “Monumental Opportunities,” an obvious reference to the capital city venue, and also an allusion to just how BIG diabetes has become.
One organizer is quoted as saying: “Even…
Saw my endocrinologist yesterday for the first time in at least 5 months. Our visits have suddenly taken on a new cadence since he’s learned about my D-writing and my excursions into the mysterious world of professional diabetes care. He now talks to me like… well, if not a peer, then at least an accomplished observer worthy of his utmost qualified attention. (He even asked if I could fix him up with some contacts at…Read more »
I’ve just been notified that my second column is up at dLife.com! (meaning they liked me well enough to take the arrangement into month No. 2, whew!) This one’s all about self-disclosure: how we feel about revealing our diabetes to friends and strangers, and that ever-present need to educate those not in the know about this disease. Note that Violet and Tekakwitha have some great personal stories on this one — illustrating how we’re each…Read more »
We arrived home yesterday afternoon. I was up most of last night making lemonade and PB&J sandwiches for the jet-lagged kiddies. And today I’ve got that post-trans-Atlantic-flight wrap-around headache that makes it hard to figure out what you were doing just now… just now… just … now.
Posting, yes… so I suppose I ought to start with the very quick European Vacation Wrap-Up. Kids: A+, Weather: B+, Wedding: A+, Diabetes Care: B-. That’s an average…