Saturday, January 17, 2009

Who is that handsome couple?!

Well it's Scott and Dixie, of course.

We were at today's MN O.C. meet up this morning. A few of us locals got together at Caribou for hot beverages and chatting. The hot beverages were important, as we had spent the last 86 hours below zero degrees.

I find it interesting that I can meet new people who are living with diabetes, and feel like I've known them for a long time. Two of the people at the meet up today I met for the first time. A couple minutes into a conversation and I felt completely comfortable and as if we went "way back."

Scott and I have been at two O.C. meet ups in the last year together. I read his blog, and we occasionally exchange an email. I feel like I've known the guy since elementary school.

Is it because we speak the same language? (the d-chat, that is) Is it because we both wear pumps and are working to figure out how to just eat 15 carbs for a low and wait? Is it our love for diet pop? I'm guessing it's probably all of it.

Diabetes just brings us together.

If you haven't met up with other diabetes O.C. friends yet... I strongly encourage you to give it a try.

Individually, we all live separate lives. But together, we understand the big part (diabetes) that complicates it. We can learn from each other. We can support each other.

And... if you come to an O.C. get together that I'm at... you can get YOUR picture taken with Dixie. (but bring your tester, because Dixie will alert you if you aren't in the range she likes! :-)

Thanks, my new (and old) friends. It was fun.


Lynnea said...

Oh...I am so jealous...Scott got his picture taken with Dixie!!:)

I know what you mean about instantly connecting with others in your situation. We met up with a family in Nebraska that has three kids with diabetes. It was instant connection!! Seemed like we could talk and talk for hours like we had known each other all our life.

Happy your meet up went well!!

Scott K. Johnson said...

Hah! That's a great picture! Dixie looks like she wants to run away from me and my 180 mg/dl BG!!! LOL!!

It was really great to get to hang out and chat with like minded people, and I will do it every chance I get.

Lee Ann Thill said...

Oh, that sounds awesome! And what a terrific picture! I want my picture taken with Dixie too - but if I ever make it to MN, I'm going to do my best to make sure it's above freezing :D

worker said...

lol!!what a great day.i had the pleasure of meeting MOLLY and DIXIE!!AND TO SEE SCOTT AND JENNIFER AGAIN.i also had the pleasure of having a low which i was not aware of for awhile but that dixie was!!!sorry dixie that i took so long to fix it!!folks in my 60 plus years of d i have never ever seen anything as amazing as dixie.looking fore ward to our next meet and im going to not alert dixie this time.
thank you molly for introducing me to what i consider the most amazing thing i have ever seen in my life when it comes to d