Riding on GlucoLift

Riding on Insulin Logo

 

Even though I’m still getting ready for this weekend’s Children with Diabetes event, it’s hard to keep my mind from drifting to the next rodeo on the calendar, a day at Snow Summit with the Riding on Insulin crew.

Riding on Insulin (ROI) is a great organization that introduces children with diabetes to snowboarding or skiing, through the instruction and inspiration of founder, pro-snowboarder, and fellow PWD Sean Busby and his wife/partner Mollie.  Participants are encouraged to learn more about their diabetes management and their potential as PWDs through the challenges and shared learning experiences that a day on the slopes provides.  Riding on Insulin has grown rapidly, and now has camps in 4 different countries (here’s their full 2013 schedule).

Not only will GlucoLift be passing out samples and giving away some prizes (not to mention be in the pockets of all coaches/volunteers), but I’ll be an on-mountain volunteer, which I’m thrilled about.  I started skiing when I was 4, and it’s always been one of my favorite things to do, and something I never considered giving up after my diagnosis.  Hopefully I’ll be able to share my passion for the mountain with the next generation, and pick up some on-slope diabetes management tips and tricks for myself!  There are still a few spots left for next weekend’s program, so if you’re interested, get in touch with ROI right away!

On the run!

Well, it’s definitely 2013.  It’s almost so deep into 2013 that saying “Happy New Year” is no longer appropriate (I’m still saying it though.  I’ll stop by February).

I’ve got a rapidly-filling calendar of shows and events we’ll be visiting this year, so hopefully one or more those will be in your area and you can come say hi.  I LOVE meeting our customers in person.

Our first event for 2013 is the Children with Diabetes Focus on Technology in Crystal City, VA on February 1-3.  If you’re in the neighborhood, I’m sure it’s going to be a great event.  This is the same group that puts on the wildly popular and totally amazing Friends for Life week in Orlando every summer (which we’ll also be attending).

This event will focus on the technological tools available for managing diabetes, and allow parents and children to learn about all of the different options and explore what might be the best fit for them.  There will also be a keynote speech by ultra-endurance athlete and Team Novo Nordisk (formerly Team Type-1) member Sebastien Sasseville.

If you’re not close to this event, we have lots more all over the map, and will be posting info about those as they get closer.

In the meantime, Happy New Year!

 

-Chris

Coming to Austin with TCOYD!

I’m going to try to be better about posting our events here, for people who may not follow us on Facebook or Twitter (but please follow us on Facebook and Twitter!).

Our next appearance will be on December 1st in Austin, TX with the Taking Control of Your Diabetes crew, as well as the legendary Ben Vereen, and Chef Robert Lewis, The Happy Diabetic.  Check out the flyer below, and if you’re coming, be sure to say hi and pick up some samples at our booth!

 

Flyer for Taking Care of your Diabetes Show in Austin, Texas

Gluc-or-Treat Giveaway

While it’s true that one of the reasons that I created GlucoLift® was to help me keep my treats and my treatments separate, it’s ALSO true that GlucoLift is much tastier than any other glucose options. With that in mind, I’m excited to announce our gluc-or-treat event for Halloween this year. Anyone can participate. All you need is:

•A Halloween picture (It could be a picture of you in a costume, your child(ren) in a costume, your meter in a costume, your insulin in a costume, your insulin in a pumpkin, your GlucoLift in a costume…are you sensing a theme here?)
•A twitter account, Facebook account, OR an email account (or all 3).

Here’s what you do: Any time between now and October 31st, post your photo. Like this:

For tweeters, follow @glucolift (so we can DM you instructions on how to claim your prize) and post it with the hashtag #glucortreat (no hyphens!).

For Facebook users, post your picture on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/glucolift)

For good ole fashioned email, send your picture to caring@glucolift.com with the subject “gluc-or-treat

Every who knocks on our door will get:

•a sample of GlucoLift
•an empty GlucoLift travel tube w/ EZ-Flip lid
•a World Diabetes Day blue circle lapel pin
•a coupon for 20% off your next order of GlucoLift tablets.

So, get gluc-or-treating!

New Items for Sale!

 

In addition to restocks of our popular multi-packs and 3-bottle sampler, we now have discounted 6-packs, as well as 3-packs of our Travel Tubes for sale on both Amazon.com and our own Online Store.  Both of those new items came from customer feedback, so if you have something you’d like to see, drop us a line at caring@glucolift.com and we’ll do our best!

Glucolift glucose tablets travel tubes