I had the pleasure of hanging out with some really cool Type 1s in the Seattle area this past week at the ConnecT1D Retreat.
I made a bunch of new friends, and had the chance to see a few familiar faces as well! Here's a photo of (left to right): @MayaK, @mrmikelawson, @Terry4, and Norm who doesn't have a TuDiabetes account, but probably should.
I would love to hear Maya and Terry's experience too. I know Maya has shared some of her thoughts already in a Flatliner's thread. I had a really great time connecting with others (in a very similar way we do here on TuDiabetes). It always feels so refreshing to get to just sit face-to-face with other people that are living with diabetes.
One cool thing about this event that they do really well, is I feel that they make sure any loved ones (which they call "Type 3") get something out of the event. The "Type 3s" in the group were included in most of the conversations and even had a breakout session where they had the chance to speak with one another about their unique journey with diabetes.
This was my first visit to the Pacific Northwest and I loved it! It was a bit gloomy at times, but I appreciate some rain and gloomy.
So, how unique are events like this? Do you have something in your area where you can meet up with others with diabetes?