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Arden's Day Blog

Arden's Day is a type I diabetes care giver blog written by author Scott Benner. Scott has been a stay-at-home dad since 2000, he is the author of the award winning parenting memoir, 'Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal'. Arden's Day is an honest and transparent look at life with diabetes - since 2007.

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I'm orange

Scott Benner

I was only able to attend a few hours of the Children With Diabetes Focus on Technology conference today but it was so worth the trip for three main reasons.


1. I met some wonderful people in the flesh that I only knew virtually prior to today, which was amazing!

2. I heard some great information from the speakers about future technology, management ideas and more.

3. I found out that I'm orange. 


I stepped outside during the morning break to watch the sudden driving snowstorm that appeared. A few moments after I got outside a boy came through the door. He looked to be about ten and I said hello when he appeared next to me.

Boy: Wow, look how hard it's snowing.

Me: I know it's crazy. 

Boy: Are you green or orange?

Me: It took me a moment to understand and then I said, "orange"

Boy: Is your son or daughter type I?

Me: My daughter...

Boy: Me too... since I was two.

Me: My daughter was diagnosed when she was two.

Boy: Cool!


He told me about his pump and I told him about Arden's, then we said goodbye. If you get the opportunity to attend a gathering like CWD I suggest that you take it, because in a word, it's "cool".