Amy's picks from last week's ADA Conference:

* Viagra marketing slogan: affirmative

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* Quilt for Life - the big exhibition on the National Mall in DC, which was a great success -- and a helluva lotta work for organizer Jeff Hitchcock. Thank you, Jeff! (Ooh, also check the DiabetesMine quilt, and make my daughters proud.)Ada_conf_cyber_center_1

* On-site A1c testing by Metrika and Sanofi Aventis -- although your correspondent was quite confused by the discrepancy in personal results: 6.4 the first day (too good to be true!) and 7.1 the following day. Hmmm, not quite an endorsement, it seems :)

* Meeting fellow D-bloggers Scott Strumello and Kassie Gregorio. The former is sweet and smart and the kind of diabetic you wish lived nearby so you could go to coffee and bitch about dumb research and stinky customer service. The latter was handing out her impressive new book, "When You're a Parent with Diabetes" at the Bayer Ascensia booth with vigor, and is funny and well-connected and sharp as a tack. We had some laughs over cocktails. Fun.

* The physician standing next to me at the Exubera booth who remarked, in conjunction to my reaction, with a straight face: "That's right, not all patients eat at home all the time" (duly noted that this doctor took your correspondent for a fellow physician)

An invigorating and info-packed experience all-around. Look for ADA Conference "fallout postings" here for the next few weeks.

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