I really need to write about the Diabetes Mine Innovation Summit, which brought me across the country to where I am now, but I am still trying to organize my pages and pages of notes and pictures of slides (so much easier than writing everything down when the info was flying). While I work on that, I have a few fun stories in the meantime.
After the Summit, most of the Voices winners went out to dinner together. We laughed and joked around through most of the meal. You would never believe how funny linguistics can be (did you know letters can be intrusive?). We also compared carb counting techniques. Although we don’t use it all the time, a few of us have the same nutritional scale. One of the participants, Jana Beck, joked about how it is great for everything except weighing bananas. The scale provides carb counts for the items in its database but it doesn’t mention whether the count includes the peel or not.
The next day I was hanging out with one of my favorite D-moms in her kitchen. We were talking about how people with diabetes usually stock up on the fun sized snacks this time of year. Christina grabbed her scale to show me that her favorite fun sized pretzel snacks don’t always match the package.
She commented that she loves the scale except for one thing… those darn bananas and their unmentioned peels!
For dinner on Saturday, Christina and I headed into Berkeley to meet up with some other diabetes friends. I am so thankful to the group coming in from all over the Bay Area to join us. It was great to see Mike and Meri (!!!) again and to meet Deborah and Sarah for the first time.
Mike had mentioned that he had been to the restaurant before so we didn’t really think much about it when the servers were a little extra friendly. We were a little surprised though when his cider came and the server took a step backwards when Mike acknowledged that it was for him. “This has a lot of sugar in it!” Thankfully Mike explained that she was joking and that he knew her really well or I think there would have been an anti-D-police riot in the back of the restaurant…
Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got. Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.
Wouldn’t you like to get away? Sometimes you want to go…
Where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see, our troubles are all the same
You wanna be where everybody knows your name. source
P.S. MAJOR props to anyone who is a parent and a blogger. I am not sure how you have time to fit it all in! I just had to beg my nephew for five minutes to finish the post that I had been working on all day. How do you do it?