It’s hard to put into words the experience of attending a conference where everyone just gets it. Diabetes can be an invisible disease and can too often make you the odd-one out. At FFL, I was normal. I clipped my insulin pump to my pocket (versus keeping it inside my pocket) because that was normal. I checked my blood sugar on the table (versus on my lap or discreetly in my purse) because that was normal. I talked high and low blood sugars, carbohydrate counts, and more without explaining myself.
I loved hearing others talk, share their experiences, hear parents talk about their kids, and learn about advancements in technology or tips and tricks about pumping.
This conference meant a lot of firsts for me. First time traveling alone, first time traveling with diabetes, first time at FFL, first time meeting some of the wonderful DOC members, and first time being way outside my social comfort zone. It was all worth it! More details coming soon!