“Education is gold, because no one can take it away from you once you have it” – Jane Speight at the opening of the Roche Educators Day 2016.
I have a terrible tendency to wave away minor colds and work through them. Except this time round, what I had turned out to be more than a little cold but what looks like a kidney infection.
Last week, I went back to my endo to discuss my results (or lack thereof) from the genetics clinic. The consultation was mostly routine after that initial disappointment. We discussed news and research happenings in the diabetes world and new technology. But as we went through the results from my recent lab tests, things took a different spin.
Last week was an emotional week for me. Together with OzDOC, we said farewell and celebrated the life of a good friend and valued member of the group #RIPEatYourMeter. In that same week, I resigned from my position as president-elect of the IDF YLD programme.
The past week has been a wild emotional roller coaster ride and it all peaked within the last 24 hours.
Diabetes camps are such a magical and wonderful place. For the past few years, I’ve focussed on Family Camps where a child with type 1 diabetes attends with a parent or guardian for a weekend. I’ve written about it previously about empowering people with diabetes, supporting parents or guardians and allowing kids to feel normal.
I draw my inspiration and motivation from many places. Mostly it’s from people around me and my experiences prompts some element of change, which reinvigorates me when I start to feel burned out with life in general (not just with diabetes management).