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The Friday Six: Information Overload.

The Friday Six:  July 15, 2011 editionFor once, I'm not at a loss for things to write about.  The problem is more finding the time to let the words out!  But there are a few links/ideas I wanted to share, so here's a Friday Six aiming to alleviate the pressure in my head.  ;)

1.  The latest issue of diaTribe is out, and with it is a SUM Musings column I wrote back in December (but had been put on hold for this cure-focused issue).  "What is a cure for diabetes?  Is there room for variances in that definition?"  I think that perspective varies like basal rates.  Check out the column and see what you think.

2.  The Australian Diabetes Council has some videos about life with type 1 (and a few on type 2).  I received an email from their media outreach team, and while I don't post everything that's sent to me, this one with Sebastian made me smile.  I want to hug the kid, and his dad, for two entirely different reasons.  

3.  There have been a lot of posts about the Friends for Life conference last week, but this one from Scott Strange broke my heart and made me smile, all at once.  Thank you, Scott, for this poignant piece.  

4.  dLife is playing host to a new Generation D column, and this one has a big shout out to Victoria Cumbow and her work to help the PWDs in Alabama who have been affected by the tornadoes.  Click through to The Outpouring and see how the diabetes community isn't just blog posts and Twitter ... we're helping one another in real life.

5.  Hannah at Dorkabetic has always been one of my favorite d-bloggers, because she's smart, creative, and she doesn't pretend to have it all figured out.  Hannah's diabetes recently "turned 21," and she had a tough endo appointment to mark the occasion.  Throw a little love Hannah's way, if you can, and raise a cup of your favorite liquid in her honor!  (I'll be raising iced coffee.  BSparl may be raising a pot of invisible tea.)

6.  And lastly, as I've watched the shrubbery in the backyard quiver while my idiot cats do battle in there, tearing through the yard and running after one another (and mostly Siah dive-bomb attacking Abby the Cat, with poor Abby just sitting there, paralyzed by fear and fat), I need to remind myself that they did once like one another.  These foolish animals were once buddies. 

They used to like one another.  Or at least slept on the same rocking chair.

Although you'll note that Abby has one eye opened.  Smart cat. 


Really enjoyed the SUM Musings :)

Is it me, or was Siah still a kitten in that shot?

thanks for the linkadoos! especially the one to hannah's blog! happy weekend. :)

I enjoyed the SUM Musings article as well. Thanks! It gives me somethings to think about as well.

Thanks for the shoutout, Kelli... I had much the same reaction as I was typing it

Wow....Scott's post was amazing. I *just* found out yesterday that an old co-worker and friend was there with her daughter (who I didn't know had diabetes...she was diagnosed 1 year ago.) I so wish I'd known they were there so I could have told her to look for all of you wonderful bloggers and friendly faces.

Kerri, thanks for the update posts with so much great info. I really enjoyed watching and learning more about the Australian Diabetes Council and watching Justin Morris's video (loved that line in there: "D closed a door to my pancreas, but opened a window to my body"). Oh, and your cats rule!

Kerri, I can't believe how much your Abby looks like my Betty!! Wish I could send you a picture - identical twin kitties, separated at birth ;-)

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