In preparation for MasterLab
at Friends for Life
, I purchased some diabetes-related t-shirts. I thought I'd share here where I got those shirts in case anyone else wanted to get one for themselves or a loved one.
Big Blue Test t-shirt
from Diabetes Hands Foundation
- This t-shirt was designed to advertise Big Blue Test
. I wore this shirt to the airport in hopes I'd meet others attending MasterLab. Unfortunately I didn't meet anyone until I got on the shuttle
to the hotel at the Orlando airport, but that's ok.
As a salute to the DOC (diabetes online community) and the collaboration that I knew would occur at MasterLab, I wore this great DOC t-shirt
designed by my DOC friend, Mike Durbin
. I loved this shirt so much that I wore it to church on Sunday (after doing laundry) as I thought about all those who live with diabetes every day.
This picture was taken with NASCAR driver and PWD (person with diabetes, Ryan Reed
. I have to admit that I was take aback for just a moment about his age. He's a couple months younger than my oldest child. How exciting he's accomplished so much and is an amazing advocate!
In honor of my children who I would see that evening, I wore a shirt that said, "Diabetic moms make the sweetest kids." I got it at a CafePress
store I found while searching for more diabetes-related t-shirts.
I had fun getting my picture taken with Lenny
the Lion, mascot for Medtronic.
Although I knew I wouldn't be at MasterLab, I wanted another shirt for Blue Fridays
. This t-shirt
is the simple blue circle design used by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF
). Since I spent the day relaxing with my family, I didn't think to get a picture of me wearing the shirt. Can you tell where my cat's favorite nap spot is?
This shirt wasn't bought before MasterLab and Friends for Life. I received a special request from a local friend a few days before I left for Florida. She had spotted a t-shirt on Facebook that would be sold at the conference by the Diabetes Research Institute. On the front it said, "#diaBEATthis
" with the DRI logo on the back.
She was hoping I'd pick up a t-shirt for her while I was at the conference. Of course! After seeing the t-shirt, I had to have one for myself as well. The picture was taken with two bottles of Diet Coke, one saying "friends" and the other "family".
I'm glad I had an excuse to increase my diabetes wardrobe!