After spending the past four days at the JDRF Government Day Program, I'm tired and bleary eyed, and filled with hope and happiness!
I woke up to piles of work and an inbox that's full - And missing the people that I just spent the last four days with very much! DOC/ Diabetes event withdraw is a real bummer!
A detailed post all about the JDRF Government Day experience will appear very soon, but until then, I thought I'd leave you with a sneak peak in the form of some Key phrases & words that keep playing in my head whenever I think of the past four days.
Like much of what goes through my head, the list is in no particular order.
- Note to self: Avoid the quiet car at all costs
- Confessional Cab
- Artificial Pancreas
- Representing The DOC on a Panel was an honor & The DOC was with us in Spirit - And on Twitter & Ustream
- Personal stories that made me cry
- Note To Self: Buy & wear waterproof mascara to any event/conference that's diabetes related
- Type 1 parents who once again blew me away with their love and dedication
- Siblings of adults and children with diabetes who fight the good fight
- Diabetes Research in the form of technology saves lives
- Remembering the way it used to be before technology & explaining to others who weren't there
- Diabetes Cure
- A unicorn called Sprinkles always makes things interesting
- Adults with type 1 and type 1.5 having a place for support
- Meeting a NaturallySweett friend in irl
- The Princess, her pump & her family make me laugh
- Dinner involving DOCers, cupcakes & insulin always = a good time!
- Grinning so much that my smile muscles hurt! :)
- Thanking the folks on Capital Hill for supporting research funding last year
- Telling the folks on "The Hill" what we go through and how important getting technology pushed through the FDA is to those living with diabetes
- Amazing Type 3s
- Learning from one another
- Running on pure adrenaline, not sleep
- The importance of MyFi - Or in our case, Scott Johnson's MiFi
- Being thankful to The JDRF for the opportunity to learn from and represent all branches of my diabetes family.
A real post to follow - So stay tuned!