I’m hoping you can help me out with a little wish list of sorts. No, I’m not talking about what you wanted to see under your tree on Christmas morning. Or what you hoped for during the eight nights of Hanukkah. I’m not even asking about what you’d like the New Year to bring. Nope, what I want to know is this . . .
If a brand new Adult Diabetes Outreach Program was starting up in your area, what would you wish for it to include??
You see, the dinner meeting I referred to in my last post was with a small group of T1 ladies and our local JDRF Outreach Coordinator (who is also the fabulous mom of a T1 daughter). Our mission? To work with JDRF to coordinate a local T1 Adult Outreach Program. Our area is lacking any kind of group like this and we’re all very excited to be working on getting one up and running.
Our first step - besides spending a large amount of time just socializing and enjoying each other’s company - was to brainstorm for ideas on what this program can and should include. Obviously, we are hoping to make this group a huge success! And who better to help us brainstorm for ideas than all of you? Some of you may already be involved in programs such as this, and I’d love it if you would share your advice and experiences. And most of you probably have thoughts about what a great Adult Outreach Program should or shouldn’t include, and I'd value your input! Please leave your comments here - or if you’d rather go “off-the-record” you can email me at Karen@bittersweetdiabetes.com.
As we work to bring our T1 Adult Outreach Program though the planning stages and into reality, I’ll continue to blog about the process. I’m hoping others will be interested to hear what we’re doing . . . and perhaps inspired to start up an outreach group in your own area!