- HIGH: Meeting with Senator Murphy and health staff from the offices of our Connecticut representatives to thank them for their continued support and to urge them to help ensure the Special Diabetes Program is renewed. We explained how critical the $150 million dollars provided by the SDP to the NIH is for diabetes research.LOW: A longer than expected walk to our very first meeting of the day, which brought on one of the lowest lows I’ve had in a very long time. It left me feeling like I had been run over by a truck for the rest of the day. But I did what any of us would do - sucked it up and powered through. PWDs are STRONG!! (Well, okay, I whined a lot too. Maybe I'm not that strong.)
- HIGH: Walking into Congressman Courtney’s office and having his wonderful Health Aide not only recognize me on sight, but notice that my hair was different and compliment me on it! (The pictures don’t show it well, but I dyed it red last week.) Knowing she remembers me and our previous meetings means we can jump right in with less background information and more important details each time we meet.LOW: During our meeting my CGM alarm went off a billion times due the a major rebound from my earlier 28. (BEEP BEEP BEEP HIGH PREDICTED!!! BEEP BEEP BEEP RISE RATE!! BEEP BEEP BEEP HIGH!!! BEEP BEEP BEEP OMG YOU ARE SO HIGH!!!)
HIGH: Having a real example of life with diabetes to show the aide.
- HIGH: During the final dinner we saw a cool new “something” that is hopefully headed for human clinical trials this year.LOW: It’s proprietary so I can’t show you or tell you anything more about it. But trust me, it has very awesome potential!!
- HIGH: Finally banishing some of my shyness and heading to the bar with great new friends.
- HIGH: Reconnecting with old friends, some of which I met IRL for the first time. Clockwise from top: Meghann; Kathy; Jeanne and Flat Robby; Beth; and Mellissa and JuicyMama.
LOW: Saying good-bye to them all when it was time to head home.
- HIGH: Knowing that I’m doing something to help make life better for everyone with Type 1 diabetes.HIGH: Letting you know how important it is for you to use your voice too! Please sign up and become an advocate - it’s quick, easy and painless! You’ll get a few action alerts through out the year with easy detailed instructions to email or call your representative and let them know how important diabetes funding is. Please please please add your voice to our ranks here.
LOW: This time there isn't one. Everybody wins!!