Diabetes Expo and Meet-up With Diabetic Friends

By Richard157 Latest Reply 2011-10-25 21:53:59 -0500
Started 2011-10-22 17:11:39 -0500

My wife and I recently completed a vacation in the Twin Cities area. We attended the Diabetes Expo on Oct 15 and had a dinner with fellow type 1 diabetics later that day. On Oct 16 we attended a meet-up with 10 online type 1 diabetic friends and some spouses at the MOA (Mall Of America). It was so much fun! I wish we could attend meetings like this every year in different parts of our country, Canada and the UK. It is so expensive though. Some of us online friends are in the planning stages of a meet-up in Pennsylvania, perhaps in Allentown. It would probably be in the spring.

Here is a picture of the type 1 meet-up in MN. My wife seems to be sliding her chair back on the right hand side. Maybe she did not want to be in the picture. Lol! I am closer to the table, to her right. 10 of the 13 people are type 1 diabetics.


8 replies

medic673b 2011-10-25 21:38:04 -0500 Report

hello Richard by any chance are you on DiabetesDaily you look familar

Richard157 2011-10-25 21:44:41 -0500 Report

Yes, I have been on DD for almost 5 years. Are you a member there too?

medic673b 2011-10-25 21:53:59 -0500 Report

I was but i got unjustly removed from the sight. somebody said something to me that i did not appreciate and i stood up for myself and they kicked me out. i miss being on there

Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-22 23:30:16 -0500 Report

Sounds like a grand time! Very lucky you were able to do that and meet your online friends! Good luck with the plans for the spring! God Bless

pixsidust 2011-10-22 22:22:34 -0500 Report

You listed this by accident I am sure 4-5 times. I think this is a great idea too!

Richard157 2011-10-23 11:03:14 -0500 Report

Pixsidust, are you talking about my original message? I had a very hard time trying to get the link to work, so I tried several times. I did not realize all the attempts were posted. Sorry about that!