The diabetes industry is busy gearing up for the big event of the summer, the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) annual conference, taking place this year in Los Angeles next week. I'm getting lots of emails about potential meetings at this event. And wouldn't you know it? I'm not going down this summer, 'cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane tomorrow(!) for that annual sojourn toAade_2006_1 Germany.

The AADE event is, once again, jam-packed with progressive-sounding educational sessions for diabetes educators. You can check out the program HERE. Plus the expo promises an impressive 263 exhibitors, coming at diabetes care from every imaginable angle. And surely less of a zoo than the huge annual ADA conference...

But I will be on VACATION, for heaven's sake! Trying to think about diabetes as little as possible. {Wipe off that smirk!}

Plane_in_sunset This shouldn't be too difficult on the journey out, as who can concentrate on themselves much while holed up on an 11-hour transatlantic flight with three kids and a cabin full of people who just wish they'd be quiet? For the first time ever, I am making the trip ALONE with my three kids (except for the cabin full of other paying guests...)

Hmm, what will my DexCom do at 30,000 feet?

Innovation 2015

Ah, and about the posting strategy for the next three-and-a-half weeks here at look for a mix of "regular" posts, that have been in the queue for a while, and some live-blog posts on my observations. The latter may be brief. Because Internet access at my in-laws' historic home is, well... let's say, less convenient than what we're used to. And they actually use dial-up, so I'm blocking the family phone line every time I go online. Viva la New World!

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