I have a ton of pictures and stories from the past week at Friends for Life. What I don’t have is enough sleep and, as a result, enough brain cells to start to put together my thoughts about the week. When you don’t get to see your friends very often, why would you waste those precious hours on something like sleep?
One quick time-sensitive note:
Each year at the Friends for Life conference, there is an exhibit hall where diabetes-related organizations large and small share information about their latest and greatest products and services. Most of them have some sort of swag that they are giving away. At the Medtronic booth, anyone under the age of 18 was able to put the finishing touches on their very own Lenny the Lion stuffed animal – putting in the last bits of stuffing and a heart.
If you were not at Friends for Life, or you are an “adult” and were not eligible there, I have a great opportunity for you to enter to win your own Lenny. As Briley mentioned in her post at the beginning of the month, Medtronic is offering 10 Lenny the Lions for Best of the ‘Betes blogs in a drawing of those who nominate posts this month.
As a representative from Medtronic explains,
Medtronic is offering 10 Lenny the Lion educational dolls to nominees of the Best of Betes blogs in July. Lenny the Lion is Medtronic’s ambassador for children’s diabetes education worldwide and teaches kids how to lead a strong and active lifestyle like him, and not to let diabetes hold them back. Lenny has practice areas on his belly for inserting infusion sets and can be registered at Build-a-Bear for a birth certificate.
All you have to do for your opportunity to win is nominate at least one post in one of the categories of the Best of the ‘Betes Blogs (please no self-nominations). Email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a DM to the Best of the ‘Betes Blogs twitter account (@bestbetesblogs) with your nominations.
A nomination would look something like this
Sara (include link to blog if you have one) nominates Sprinkles for the Best Story of a D-Mistake (link to the specific post you are nominating on Sprinkles’ blog)
Then on the 1st of the month visit BestBetesBlogs.com to see the “best” posts and find out who will be receiving their own Lenny.