So when I worked in the box office for my company, one of my co-workers who had just started doing her nursing course, was telling me about how she's learning about diabetes and how to take care of a diabetic in the hospital, etc etc. She asked if I would let her give me an insulin shot one day at work on my lunch break when I need to take one...I of course declined and explained that no one other than myself(even when my mom does it i am nervous) is allowed to touch me with an insulin needle unless I'm in the hospital and physically unable to lift my arm to do it haha.
Well she sent me a message tonight on FB looking for my help, as a year later she's now working with the Diabetes Foundation as part of her program.. and I told her I'd talk about it on this forum to help get her more feedback, and try and give her some ideas in the next day or so.
From my co-worker:
Do you remember me telling you that my next practicum is at the Diabetes Foundation? Well my project this term is to organize a small event for "youth" aged 18-29 living with diabetes. I have to find a venue, some speakers, and some sort of social aspect to pull everything together. I was just wondering if you had any ideas of what might be interesting and fun that might draw people in? Or what topics might be interesting to hear from a guest speaker (better to hear from peers? or from specialists? what topics?). So far I was thinking of trying to do it at a coffee shop (like the Spiral cafe or somewhere casual but cool), maybe trying to recruit a band? or advertising it as an art show to draw people in? I have no idea. If you think of anything or have any contacts for me I would greatly appreciate it!
I asked her when the deadlines were for everything:
I meet up with my practicum coordinator again next Wed. They have to
put an application in for a grant by next Friday which includes a loose
Thanks so much!
If you guys have any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated! I've got so much else to think about right now, I'm afraid I'm going to be totally useless. She's a complete sweetheart so I wanna do whatever I can to help her!