Last week I attended the Medtronic Diabetes Advocates summit. This year both Medtronic and Bayer sponsored the event. They put me up in hotel, fed me, and are taking care of other expenses. Since I am “local” I got to drive to the hotel which is fine by me.
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I always love getting a chance to hang out with my DOC family and meet new people in the community. That is usually the driving force behind attendance but this seemed different. Although we had a great time seeing one another there was this feeling like we were ready to get stuff done and work together to do it!
Medtronic really did a great job balancing product info and advocacy. It felt both like a meeting for them and for us. I really appreciated that. There are lots of things spinning around in my head about the event but the important thing to note is that the event really jumpstarted my advocacy heart.
Lately I have been feeling a little stale when it comes to my contributions to the DOC but now I am ready to go.
Thanks to all the Medtronic team for putting together a great event and for being so kind to all of us.