I’m in Melbourne today for the second Australian Diabetes Exchange Squared blogger event, hosted by Abbott Diabetes Care.
I’m really excited for the opportunity to get together with this group of advocates one year on from our last convention in Sydney for the launch of the FreeStyle Libre. I think it’s fantastic that Abbott are still keen to engage with us beyond the successful launch of their product. Last year’s experience left me feeling extremely valued – right down to afternoon tea from my favourite Cannoli shop in Sydney discovered through some blog stalking. So, I can’t wait to see what’s in store for #DX2Melbourne (and I’m not just talking about Cannoli…)
Take my enthusiasm with a grain of salt, because Abbott have covered my travel costs from Perth to be here. They will also be putting me up this evening, and I expect there will be a few other perks which I will disclose in due course. Abbott do not pay for my opinions here or anywhere else – those remain my own.
If the talk among my circles is anything to go by, there are a lot of divided opinions on the FreeStyle Libre. I’m expecting that there will be a great deal of discussion over the next two days, and hopefully we will have the opportunity to pose our questions and feedback to the Abbott team.
Tonight I will be participating in a live webcast with a panel of diabetes bloggers in attendance. The topic of discussion is the mental, emotional and psychological aspects of diabetes. The webcast is open to anyone, simply register your name and email address here.
The best way to follow along from the proceedings today and tomorrow is to hop onto Twitter and follow #DX2Melbourne. Also keep an eye on the Type 1 Writes Facebook page, as I’ll be posting updates there as well.
Feel free to leave me any questions in the comments below, and I will endeavour to pass them on to the Abbott team.