It’s day three of EASD which (allegedly) is in Barcelona. Most of my time has been spent in the cavernous Fira Barcelona conference centre and on Tuesday, I traipsed to one of the far corners for the tenth #docday event. (You can read about previous #docday meetings here and here. And here.)

As always, #docday featured some shining lights of the diabetes community who did a stellar job sharing some of the great work they are doing to support people living with diabetes.

I could do what I usually do and write up all of these terrific initiatives. Or, I could just share this video. For the first time, #docday was streamed live on Facebook so that it could reach a far broader audience. How great is that‽ Brilliant Mona manage the tech and made sure that the stream worked for the whole of the almost two hour event. (The start of the video is around the wrong way, but stay with it because it turns after just a couple of minutes.)

Thanks to Bastian for inviting me to speak again. I am so lucky that he thinks that I have something valuable to say. (This year, I do agree – I spoke about Diabetes Australia’s The Lowdown 2019 campaign and how digital peer support can reduce the isolation many people with diabetes experience.)

So… enjoy the video! I hope you’ll agree that there really are some dynamic people in this community who are truly working to help others. They’re all pretty damn awesome. (You’ll need a Facebook account to watch this stream.)


My airfare and part of my accommodation to attend EASD was covered by Lilly Diabetes so that I could participate in the DOCLab advisory group meeting which took place all of Monday. Another night’s accommodation was covered by Novo Nordisk as I attended their advocate meeting on Digital Health Technologies. While my travel and some of my accommodation costs have been covered, my words remain all my own and I have not been asked to write or speak about any of the activities I attended, or anything I have seen at the conference. As ever, profanities are also all mine.