Like these Friday links.

There’s a lot for me to talk about this Friday, so let’s get down to it:
– Provided I can get through rush hour traffic and make it to Washington, D.C. after work today, I’ll be sitting in on the DSMA Live social media meetup at the Diabetes Sisters Weekend for Women conference in our nation’s capital. The event is free and open to the public. If you can’t be there, you can listen in here. Don’t forget to follow @DiabetesSocMed on Twitter, and look for all the virtual conversation using the #DSMA hashtag.


– Thanks to the inimitable Scott Johnson and others, the Diabetes Hope Conference will be happening again. According to the official conference website:

“Through the magic of GoToWebinar and HD Faces, we’ll live stream all of the virtual panels and take questions live from the audience via Twitter and the hashtag #dHopeConf.”

The conference takes place from noon to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20.

A bunch of your favorites will be on the panels. The content looks to be timely and important. Over 250 people joined the conference last year. Make sure you’re one of the multitudes attending the 2014 edition. So check out the conference agenda, do your virtual RSVP (here), and for heaven’s sake, participate!


– Lizmari writes over at The Angry Type 2 Diabetic, and she wrote an interesting post about patient dignity back on April 11. She finishes with these words:

“In the end, the person who’ll end up costing more to a society is not the person with diabetes: it is the diabetes bully.”

Read the words leading up to that finish, and you’ll find a few diabetes truths in there to chew on.


– On a non-diabetes note, Libby at I Have The Sugars wrote probably the best thing I’ve read yet about the Boston Marathon tragedy from a year ago. In it, she talks about how the bombings affected her, and what she carries forward from those scary, eventful days last Spring.

I was hanging on every word of it, and I know you will too.


Finally, a quick reminder that I’ve updated the Blogs Worth Your Attention listed on the left side of this page. I took out three who aren’t posting anymore, and I added eight new ones that weren’t there yesterday. This is a long overdue update. All of those D-blogs are worth your time, and they will inspire you.
Enjoy your weekend… more about my recent endo visit (not great, my fault), and something that absolutely breaks my heart, coming next week.

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  • Scott K. Johnson  On April 25, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Thanks for helping to spread the word about the Diabetes Hope Conference, Stephen! I really appreciate it!


  • Karen  On April 29, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    I know traffic was terrible Friday night but I’m so so glad you made it and were able to hang out with us!!!! It was such a treat to get to spend time with you again. Hope your ride home was much better!


    • StephenS  On April 29, 2014 at 4:48 pm

      I’m really glad I made it too, even if just for a short time. Didn’t realize how much I missed seeing you! And yes, the trip home was better– 2:15 to get there, just an hour to get home.


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