About Medicine X – The Collaboration

This collaboration post with Sara was initially scheduled to be posted on another diabetes website, but unfortunately plans changed. Rather than have that time and effort spent be for nothing, we decided to post it our own sites. As always, thanks for reading!

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We were lucky to be among the ePatients awarded scholarships to attend Medicine X at Stanford, and while our expectations varied going into the conference based on whether we’d been there before, we can safely say that the 72-hour sprint in Palo Alto will be on our minds for quite some time.

Bottom line: Medicine X is a conference unlike any other conference we have attended. In attending, we both came away with a new sense of purpose and a greater understanding that patient advocacy stretches far beyond diabetes, or cancer, or chronic pain: as patient advocates, we’re truly in this together.

We so excited

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Welcome to Seattle

After sleeping in, for whatever that’s worth considering the time difference, I spent most of the day wandering Seattle’s Waterfront and Downtown areas.

The final count from my Canon T2i was 156 pictures. You can see them all in this handy dandy Flickr album. Here are a few of my favorites.

If you can’t wait for the evening upload, you can always follow my adventures on Instagram.

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Seattle.

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Travel Preparations

I’ve gotten pretty good at planning for travel with respect to my diabetes supplies. Rationing test strips, insulin, insulin pens, and all that has become as close to an exact science as these types of calculations can be. At this point, it’s everything else I’m focusing on to make sure my trip to Seattle is as much of a vacation as possible.

Because I’ll be walking around a convention center most of the time, this means my two biggest priorities will be keeping my cell phone on, and keeping a snack handy in case a proper meal isn’t an option.

This is a good start.

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Travel preparations.

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