- This year’s Unconference felt different. Not better and not worse, just different. It wasn’t The First Year, so things felt more familiar this time around. I knew how to get around the hotel. And I had a better idea what to expect.
- Sessions with other PWDs, where the things we say go no farther than the space we are in, is important and much needed. Even when the topics feel heavy and dark. In fact, that is probably when it is most important.
- And although things can get heavy and dark, things can get just as silly and goofy and light. Thank goodness for that!!
- Red eye flights? Not so much my thing. And conferences on the West Coast, in general, will take me far longer to recover from than I anticipate. (Daylight Savings doesn’t help matters either.)
- Companies who sponsor conferences like this are awesome. I’m thankful that they see the value in peer-to-peer support.
- Even if you’ve had diabetes since 1979, there are still new things to learn.
Disclosure: I received travel assistance by way of a scholarship from DiabetesSisters, which helped me be able to attend the Diabetes Unconference in Las Vegas this year.