I’m a geek – a diabetes geek. I am curious and interested about how to live well with diabetes and I must remind myself how weird this must appear to gluco-normals. Some people entertain themselves binge watching whole seasons of their favorite videos. I do that, too, but sometimes, like yesterday, I watched a whole weekend conference about type 1 diabetes.
I was aware that Steve Edelman’s Taking Control of Your Diabetes or TCOYD organization put on a weekend retreat for type 1 diabetes last August in San Diego.
The conference was billed as: ONE: The Ultimate Conference & Retreat for Adults with Type 1. What I discovered over this last weekend is that every session of that weekend was recorded and made available to view for free. I was thrilled to discover this motherlode of diabetes culture that few outside of diabetes geekdom can understand. I spent almost all day yesterday glued to my laptop monitor telling myself, “I’ll just watch one more and leave the rest for later.” I know, strange!
The video that really touched me was T1D and blogger, Kerri Sparling, and her take on balancing diabetes with trying to live a full life. I’ve known about Kerri and even met her at a Diabetes Unconference a few years back. What I didn’t know about her was her razor sharp wit. I didn’t want this video to end. I’m sharing this link here because I want you to enjoy the comedy that life with diabetes can sometimes take.