Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Attention Philadelphia Area Diabetics!

An eventful week...check it out, peeps...

Do you wear an insulin pump? Are you perhaps considering one? Do you want to meet other people who have insulin pumps? The Pump Club of Greater Philadelphia is meeting tonight at Integrated Diabetes Services in Wynnewood, PA. It's free, there are snacks & coffee, and there's going to be a discussion on continuous glucose monitoring.

I'm going to go check it out, along with my hubby. I figure I can stand to meet as many new people as possible these days. I feel a little isolated being by myself all afternoon, scouring the internet for job postings. I guess that has paid off--I have an interview on Friday.

Plus, Integrated Diabetes is Gary Scheiner's office, and as I've mentioned numerous times before, Gary is really cool, a fantastic CDE. He also happens to be the host of these meetings. As a matter of fact, I have an appointment with him tomorrow, but I am not sure how much I have to show for it. More on that after it happens.

Also, on Saturday, Divabetic is coming to Philadelphia. The event is for women wishing to "makeover their diabetes", and I tell you what, if being able to learn about better diabetes management while meeting other fabulous divas AND getting free manicures & makeovers doesn't sound like the best girly afternoon, nothing does. I am interested in going to check it out, but I don't know if I want to go alone. Also, my friend Alana (who lives in NY, almost in CT) is coming down on Saturday afternoon sometime, then we're going to a concert on Saturday night. Has anybody out there been to a Divabetic event before? Would I be there all 4 hours?

I guess my main problem is that I'd be in downtown Philly from 1-4pm, then I'd have to turn around and drive back home, most likely to get back in a car to downtown Philly for some Chinese food and a show at the Trocadero.

And I suppose the real question is: is anyone else planning on going?


  1. Who are you seeing at the Troc?

  2. I can't go, but I got to meet Gary Scheiner last weekend. He liked my t-shirt (at least, I think he liked it) - Chicks dig UNIX. Okay, I'm a dork. ;)

  3. Carey--We're going to the Horrorpops show. I'm excited, as I've never been to a psychobilly show before. The stand-up bass just makes me so happy.

    (for anyone reading, and not in the know, psychobilly is pretty much goth/punk rockabilly. think the stray cats plus eyeliner and skulls.)

    Lili--Why do you think I like Gary so much? Because I'm a dork! Haha, I like your shirt too. :)

  4. I've always wanted to go to one of his support group meetings but unfortunately they are always during the week and it takes me about an hour and a half to get to Wynnewood, so I'd never make it in time. I'm also bummed because I'm babysitting this weekend so I can't go down to Divabetic with you guys, but I'm sure you'll have a good time, though I've never actually been to one.

  5. H -
    I'm going to Gary's 2 nite!!
    Can't wait to meet u face to face!

    As far as DivaB, I volunteered to work part of it. I think u could stay for as long or as short as you'd like.

    The show at the Trock sounds cool!



  6. Dang it! Sounds like a wonderful time, but I'll be admiring the events from afar waaaaaay over here in MN. Plus I need a manicure real bad like. :-)

    Lili! I like the shirt too! In a former life I was a UNIX sysadmin. Then the world collapsed and I got laid off. Urg.


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