Wednesday, October 3, 2012

#MedX And A Bunch Of Bullets.

I know I haven't even recapped the TCOYD experience, and now I can add the Med X conference to that list... so, obviously, the answer is to blog about neither right now. Instead: bullets.

  • One way to mark American Diabetes Month (which is next month - wow, that snuck up fast, didn't it?) is with the American Diabetes Association's "A Day in the Life of Diabetes" campaign. Share a picture on the ADA's Facebook page that represents your diabetes experience - it can be of yourself, your child, a place, object, or whatever you like - and for each image shared, CVS/pharmacy will donate $1 to the ADA, up to $25,000. 
  • In case you wanted to know if a periodic table of cocktails existed, it does. (And it tells you the carb counts for each! I'd like to make an element joke here, but it seems like all of the good ones argon.)
  • I was delighted to be asked to contribute to Diabetes Forecast (!) magazine for the first time by interviewing Haidee Merritt, and the article was published in the October issue. Check out the article here.
  • Continuing the theme of "talking about cool people", the WEGO Health Awards are now open - cast a vote for the health activists you want recognized!
  • The Med X folks did a super job of capturing many of the presentations/talks in very high quality video, which I appreciate not only for those who couldn't attend, but for me so that I can go back and watch some of the ones that went over my head the first time.
  • Also concerning Med X: Cherise, Chris, and I spent a few minutes reflecting on the conference experience on this week's episode of the Just Talking podcast - found here.
  • I ended up on this list of "20 Five Star Quality Diabetes Information Sites", and while I am flattered to be in such good company, I'm a little skeptical of a "Top Whatever" list of diabetes sites that doesn't include Kerri. Right?
  • Last night found me lost in a video vortex. First I watched as some poor girl transformed herself into an anime doll (WHAT), and then tuned into a livestream of Corgi puppies (the link is currently down, or I'd hook you guys up). It was a rollercoaster of emotions.
  • There will be a second installment of the "We Can Do This" group video series (Remember how the first one had people who were diagnosed with type 1 as adults? And then the idea fell off the face of the earth for a while? It's back.), which I'll be releasing this week - so make sure to head over to the You Can Do This Project site on Friday to catch the new video.
And lastly... this exists. I didn't buy it, but I did laugh.


  1. Ha! I got the argon joke! Very punny.

    About SUM not making that Top 20 list... click on that company's homepage and consider the source.

    Great info... thanks!

    1. Yes; the "authority" with which the list was compiled is to be taken with a whole shaker full of salt. :)


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