I don’t feel I am exagerating when I say the TCOYD Conference in San Diego I am coming back from now is hands down the best diabetes conference I have ever been to. So I want to thank TCOYD for putting together this and all their events and for letting us have a booth in it.
There were many things that made the conference so great for me:
- The TuDiabetes people: some INCREDIBLE volunteers helped run the Diabetes Hands Foundation booth. We counted with the support of Dino, Cherise, Rebecca and Kenny throughout the day. I was so glad to also meet at least 5 other members, from both TuDiabetes and EsTuDiabetes. George and Glucose Girl were among them.
- The other groups that had booths: in particular, the folks @ Insulindependence, Racing Against Diabetes and Diabuddies (they’ve created a group here).
- Meeting SO many people motivated to Take Control of their Diabetes! We met a lot of people with type 2 diabetes and a very good number of people with type 1 too. We also had the chance to introduce a fair share of type 3’s and CDE’s/RN’s to the site. We look forward to seeing them join the community in the coming days.
- The great many talks that attendees could go to. I didn’t get a chance to do it this time, but in Santa Clara a couple of weeks ago I heard three amazing speakers touch on a series of topics that brought back home some very important points about diabetes management.
Here is a little slideshow that contains the photos taken with my camera (er… phone) at the event. If you took any pictures, make sure to tag then as TCOYD, so they show up on this page: