So I went to an Insulin Pump Meeting last night over at Integrated Diabetes
in lovely Wynnewood, PA.
Gary Schiener runs the meeting and owns Integrated Diabetes, he's a great guy and we've worked together in the past. Gary knows everything about D and he makes me laugh. Since my sense of humor is somewhat developed - dare I say sophomoric, bordering on the absurd and teetering on what others would describe as toilet humor, but....I digress. He's funny in a ha-ha sort of way and he knows his diabetes S&*^
The room was humming with various types of insulin pump beeps and everybody was talking with one another, and checking our collective pumps without missing a beat in our various conversations. There was no Diabetes Food Police lurking about and we noshed on light snacks that included; fruit, cheese, and cookies that weren't dietetic -A very important fact to a group of people with the big D. It's all about the food in our diabetes world, and we like the real thing as far as cookies are concerned.
The topic for the evening was CGM's. Who makes them, what pumps they're compatible with, and what we can expect from them now and in the future. It was incredibly interesting and we all learned a thing or two.
Now, here's the part where my worlds collided. And by worlds I mean my on-line d-blogger world and my real life world.
I ACTUALLY GOT THE CHANCE TO MEET HANNAH FROM DORKABETIC
She rocks! It was SO surreal to meet another D-blogger face to face.
We all read each others blogs and are inspired by each others words, experiences, and lessons - but when u actually get to meet, it's awesome. Hannah and I were down right giddy, "like little girls!"
Hannah brought along her Type 3 Matt, &' he's pretty cool as well. He knows his " Simpson's" and 'Family Guy" trivia. He's also interested in the latest and greatest diabetes findings and accoutrement and how it would benefit his lady. He's a keeper Hannah!
A diabetesalicious time was had by all!
last nights meeting got me thinking. I say lets coordinate and pick a date, time, and place where we d-bloggers can meet - A D Bogger Convention. It could be billed as both a meeting of the minds and faulty pancreases. Imagine the possibilities, imagine the food!