What does Friends for Life mean to me, as an adult type 1?
It's never felt like I didn't belong. Yes, my first conference I only knew 5 other people, if one could call it "knowing."(brief acquaintance three months prior) Now, five years and 4 conferences later,it's become a part of my life that I couldn't give up. I've learned so many things.. met hundreds of amazing people,& had the time of my life in the process. It's the highest concentration of type 1 diabetes on the planet,every few people you'll see a green wristbands,reminding you that you aren't alone.
I'm moving into that middle adult area(no longer a young-young adult) FFL has changed,and yet,it's changed for the better.(as the teens all grow up) In the past,they've attempted adult integration (unsuccessfully,but with few adults going that can be expected) But for next year,if you are planning to go(or have any ideas for sessions), I encourage you to go over to Scott Johnson's diabetes blog & share those ideas. I don't know if they'll ever change the name..but if you've ever been,the name is irrelevant. There's something for everyone,at FFL.
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