Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Stars Aligned….

What do you call it when a whole bunch of great things happen on one day?  When the stars seem to have aligned for one perfect moment?  When more good happens than you could ever imagine?  Well, I called it Friday, September 1st.

To start off, it was my husband’s birthday.  And the start of a three day weekend.  So that right there makes it a pretty good day.

It was also my first day at my new job!!!  I’m so excited to share that I’ve joined the DiabetesSisters staff as their new Program Manager!  For the past several years I’ve loved volunteering with Virtual PODS and I could not be more thrilled to officially join the team.  For more on what I’ll be doing, check out this press release that was shared today.

It’s hard to imagine one single day could get more exciting, but it actually did.  Because late on Friday, UPS dropped off all of this….
670G Hybrid Closed Loop, here I come!!  So far I’ve set up my basal and bolus settings and started reading the training manuals.  I’ll start using it in manual mode next week after my first training session.  And if all goes well, a week later I’ll be ready to try auto-mode and let the closed loop start doing its thing.

I can’t even convey how excited and lucky and grateful I was (and continue to be) that the stars aligned on Friday and delivered one super spectacular day to me.  And I’m so looking forward to these new adventures I’m starting.

** My Medtronic disclosure can be found here. **


  1. Congratulations! That is wonderful - a great day indeed!

  2. Your addition at Diabetes Sisters is an amazing thing for you and DS. Congratulations Karen!!

  3. Woo hoo!!! First off, Happy Birthday to Pete!!! Hope u have many more my friend!! And congrats on the new Program Manager position at DS!!!! U'll be an EXCELLENT addition and I'm looking forward to working with u in that capacity!!!

    And wow!!! Congrats on finally getting ur 670G!!!! I can imagine ur excitement!!! Ur one lucky girl!!! As I am as well!! Keep us posted on ur progress as u move from manual to auto mode!! I'm very interested to see how u do!! Good luck!!! HUGS!!!

  4. Congratulations on your new job!

  5. I have never heard of this pump but I clicked on the link. Um yeah! I want this! They're getting closer to an artificial pancreas. One day ...


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