Upcoming speaking and travels

I’ve already blown it. I put the “Vacation Responder” setting on my outgoing emails last night and now everyone in my address book has gotten a message! Forgive me.

That said, this spot will go quiet for the next two weeks. 

Today I leave for Raleigh, North Carolina, weather permitting, to attend, and be the Saturday evening dinner speaker, at Diabetes Sisters’“Weekend for Women”. If you haven’t heard about it, check it out for next year. It’s just for us girls: 2 days of bonding, lectures geared toward diabetes and women, activities, great speakers and general diabetes care information. This year’s theme is “Celebrating our Strengths” and I’m delighted to be a part of it.

Then I’m off to Singapore where I’ll be addressing the endocrinology staff of Singapore University Hospital and medical students. Of course, I’m salivating  over the hot stone massage I hope my friend is booking. I had one there the last time I was in Singapore and I practically melted off the table. Of course that was after a ten-hour flight from Sydney. So, it promises to be doubly good after a 20-hour flight from NYC!

From Singapore I’m dropping down to Tokyo to visit friends. I lived there from 1986-1992 and I am always made to feel like an honorary guest when I return. And yes, for everyone who’s asked am I really going after all the destruction and earthquakes, I am. As I wrote on the Huffington Post, Tokyo is like a second home. Plus I have always figured when your number’s up, it’s up, and you can be anywhere.

I’d like to say I know exactly how to handle my insulin and blood sugar on these travels, but I’d like to say that; nothing could be further from the truth. I have no idea given the amount of time zones I’ll be crossing and jet lag and different foods I’ll be eating. And, I’ve never found any really good, clear information how to manage insulin while traveling. 

So I’ll use my usual method: test an annoying amount of times and keep adjusting till I seem to be on track.

So sayonara, be well and see you in a couple of weeks.



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