This weekend was super busy, so I'm allowing myself a Sunday Seven post (in lieu of something more coherent, and less list-y).
- Happy World Diabetes Day! Although I wasn't able to participate in the Big Blue Test, as the timing coincided with my Type 1 Talk event, it's awesome to see that so many participated. It's also great news that we achieved our goal of 100,000 views of the Big Blue Test promotional video, which means that Roche Diabetes Care will be donating the full $75,000 to Diabetes Hands Foundation.
- Speaking of Type 1 Talk, I hosted my own event today! More on that tomorrow.
- One of my best friends spent this weekend with us. She, myself, my husband and his brother all went to the Nebraska vs. KU game on Saturday. (She's a KU alum. I'm a NU alum. It's a rivalry.) It was quite cold, but hey, that's what ski gear is meant for. It was a lot of fun, and my BG levels even cooperated! *high fives myself*
- One thing I've found about owning my own home is that things I previously might have thought of as "lame" are now kind of exciting. Like shelving for the basement storage room that we got from Lowe's tonight, for example. I am now listening to the sounds of A hammering shelves together, and fantasizing about the point in time where I'll actually be able to see the floor in there again.
- I've found recently that the states of over-caffienation and rapidly-falling BG can have very similar symptoms. I get that jittery, vibrating feeling with both. Thankfully, today's experiences were only attributed to the former problem, and not the latter.
- THIS IS SUPER IMPORTANT. If you live in the U.S., we have a huge piece of diabetes legislation coming up this week. The Special Diabetes Program funds 35% of the diabetes research (annually) in this country, and Congress is voting on whether or not to continue it this week! We need to step up and let our representatives know how important this program is, and that it needs to continue. We stand to lose a lot (clinical trials funding, artificial pancreas research, etc.) if this doesn't pass. Head over to the JDRF Advocacy page to find out how you can help.
- There are several places you can find World Diabetes Day blogs much more eloquent than mine. :) Mike of My Diabetic Heart has started compiling a list here.