Well, I am very fortunate this week to be attending the congress here in Montreal. Luckily I was able to get a volunteer position with IDF and I am having such an amazing time! So much so, that I’m not looking forward to seeing this all end on Thursday as I’ve never felt so connected to people that know what diabetes is all about. It’s truly an amazing experience for me, and something I doubt I will ever forget (anyone want to sponsor me for the 2011 IDF Diabetes World Congress taking place in Dubai?)
I have met up with one other diabetic that has had diabetes longer then myself (50 years compared to my 41) and we’ve been exchanging how we deal with our disease. Along with doctors, nurses, and others in the medical field, it’s been an amazing experience so far. Learning how they deal with diabetic patients and they have been learning about my experiences with diabetes over the years since I was diagnosed in 1968. Along with learning how they deal with diabetic patients in their areas of expertise, makes me still kick myself, wishing I’d continued on with my education instead of the university of life! As Dr. Enrique José Medina Sandino, President of the Fundación Nicaraguense para la Diabetes in Nicaragua pointed out to me, I am doing fine at what I do in helping people via Diabetes1.org and other websites that I frequent on the world wide web.The World Diabetes Day Official Car - Dessert Dingo off road race team, driving a Class 11 (Stock VW) - I got to get strapped into this baby (thanks Jim - you know how to strap up a gal fine) ! Too bad the battery was disengaged - otherwise - I would have taken it out for a spin! Whoo! Whoo!
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