Roche, ADA & My Love for D-Folks.
I’m back from my whirlwind trip to Portland and San Diego, and am on the ground in New York for all of 72 hours before I hightail it back to the Left Coast. I was planning on posting something last Friday, but my schedule was more chaotic than I anticipated, and I flunked posting yesterday because of, well, work. I was blogging, it just wasn’t here!
Anyway, last week’s Roche Diabetes Social Media Summit and the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions over the weekend were ah-may-zing. I had so much fun, which you wouldn’t normally think for something so tech and science heavy. But it was great. Being with people with diabetes is probably my favorite thing ever, and being able to do it for six days straight? Heaven. The only thing that wasn’t heaven was schlepping all over the San Diego Convention Center, but I’m pretty sure that it was the only thing keeping me from gaining five pounds on the trip. Silver lining. We have lots of posts about what we did and learned over at DiabetesMine, so those who want to be in the know can hop over there.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t share a few photos from the weekend:
Here’s our “serious” group photo. You’ll have to enlarge it, but yes, that’s me in the middle. Rocking out with the electric guitar.
Our “goofy” photo. This was actually kind of hard for me, because I was only holding the guitar with one hand and leaning the rest of it on the railing. That thing was heavy!
This is me and my boss, Amy, at the Joslin reception. She’s awesome.
We also had the honor of meeting Bob Krause, who I interviewed a few weeks ago on DiabetesMine. He is 90-years-old and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a mere five years after the invention of insulin. Put another way: his brother died the year before he diagnosed because he didn’t have access to insulin at the time. Wow.
I had such a great time and I am totally exhausted, but I am so excited to be heading back to Oregon tomorrow where I will spend the next week finishing preparations for my wedding! We’re in the single digits folks: nine days!