Monday, July 12, 2010

FFL: The Future is in Your Hands

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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Scott K. Johnson said...

Thank you - we all may have very well played a part in creating history with this.

I appreciate your help AND your thoughts on attending FFL as an adult with type 1!

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Really interesting take on the concept. I never thought of it that way. I came across this site recently which I think it will be a great use of new ideas and informations. Thanks a lot.