Medtronic Diabetes Advocate Forum: After the Event

by Leighann on April 10, 2012

For the second year in a row, Medtronic brought out some of the more prominent members of the diabetes online community (DOC) to their headquarters in Northridge, California. To hear my thoughts, read Medtronic Diabetes Advocate Forum: The Event.

(Disclosure, Medtronic paid for my travel, hotel, and meals during the event. I chose to extend my stay at my own expense to sight see and hang out with some of my friends. They did not ask me to write about the event and opinions are my own.)

Last week I shared with you my thoughts about the Medtronic Diabetes Advocate Forum itself.

After the Event

About a dozen of us stayed on to see the local sights on Saturday.

We started at the Getty Museum. Went back to the hotel to grab Sara’s mom. And then had lunch at In-N-Out Burger.

Next we went down to Santa Monica Pier. Though the water was cold, I just had to get my toes wet. Though an unexpected big wave came and soaked us almost to our knees!

Santa Monica PierPacific Ocean

What the event was lacking was cupcakes. Seriously, how can you have a diabetes event without cupcakes?!

Our next stop was the original Sprinkles location which is now home to the world’s first cupcake ATM.

Sprinkles Cupcake ATMSprinkles Cupcake Box

I’m always so excited to see my DOC friends and I’m glad I had another opportunity to hang out with some awesome T1’s and a few Type Awesomes.

Further Reading

Medtronic Diabetes Advocate Forum: The Event

Medtronic Diabetes Advocate Forum: After the Event

Medtronic Diabetes Advocate Forum: The People

Disclosure, Medtronic paid for my travel, hotel, and meals during the event. I chose to extend my stay at my own expense to sight see and hang out with some of my friends. They did not ask me to write about the event and opinions are my own.

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1 Mike Hoskins April 10, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Great post-event recap, Leighann. Had lots of fun on Santa Monica Pier and everything else. Awesome seeing you again!

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