What My Father Said…

IMG_4171My father says a lot of things. Most of the things he says, despite his assertion of the contrary, I actually do hear. And right now, I’m living in the middle of one of his comments to me…

“If you want something to get done, give it to the person who has the most to do.”

It’s true, isn’t it?

We are less than 60 days out from The Diabetes UnConference. I’m checking off items left and right as the days whiz by. Las Vegas gets to meet the brave participants who will share their thoughts and feelings about diabetes face-to-face and I’m giddy with anticipation. And apparently, no sense of time.

I booked my flight to Las Vegas earlier this week. This morning, as I was going through my online calendar, I was puzzled at seeing a flight confirmation for February. To Las Vegas. What?

So eager was I for The Diabetes UnConference that I booked my flight a month earlier than intended. Thanks to Southwest’s no change fee policy, the only loss I incurred was one of pride.

(If you haven’t registered for The UnConference yet, please do so ASAP. Flight prices have dropped and the room block rate deadline in February 10th!)

Between the logistical planning, the writing, the management for some really interesting projects I have on the horizon, and being a mom and a wife… I still have diabetes. I’ve made some changes to my management plan and I’m enjoying, for the first time in… forever?… stable blood sugars.

My time in range has never been this good and it has made such a difference in my ability to get things done. I knew that having the roller coaster days weren’t the optimum way to live, but I really had no idea what being in range more often would feel like. For the first time ever, I’m actually excited to have my A1C tested. It makes my life easier, because right now, I’m the person with the most to do.

And the most to gain.

For the next few weeks, I’ll be blogging just a little less frequently. Founding The Diabetes Collective and launching The Diabetes UnConference is an amazing process, but it is time consuming!





  1. StephenS

    Hope your finger(s) are holding up okay. Your post did cause me to double-check the dates on my airline reservation. Which is okay, because I do that sort of thing all the OCD-ing time.

  2. Heather Gabel

    I am so happy to hear about how good you feel! You are doing so much good, Christel. I’m so proud to know you.

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