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Christopher Snider  I'm the @tidepool_org Community Manager. But these days it's all about our puppy and two cats. Every now and then I do mention my diabetes, fwiw.

Here's a picture of Erni being adorable. I hope you have a good day. #catlife

Squad goals. #TidepoolLoop

A new prop for the @tidepool_org road show. First stop: Charlotte, NC. #raiseup

Salute royalty.

2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup wheat germ
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

Stir all that up.

In a small saucepan bring the following to a simmer
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
1 tbsp water

Once simmering, pour over the oats and stir until fully combined.

Put parchment paper on a cookie sheet, into the oven at 275. Cook 25 minutes, stir/break up the granola, and cook for another 20 minutes.

For a double batch (which is what I always make), double the ingredients and either use a bigger cookie sheet or rotate the cookie sheets in the oven after the first 25 minutes.

Once cool, store and enjoy at your leisure. I add a teaspoon of mini chocolate chips and vanilla almond milk because I'm a child.

One for play (podcasting). One for work (@tidepool_org).

New year. Same adorable.

Introducing @milesdavisdog to my family brought lots of smiles to our holiday gathering. Families are fun.

Low-key Christmas for our first Christmas in our home. @milesdavisdog approves of human cuddles. Humans approve of homemade cinnamon rolls.

I hope you have a nice day.

Me. Dog whisperer. (The dog snacks certainly help.) @milesdavisdog took a 4 hour ride to Huntsville, puked 4 times along the way, and met some (furry) family members for the first time. Getting him to experience new settings and dogs and people is part of the process. He's been a very good boy this trip. I'm quite proud.

Now to get past this motion sickness...

@daylekern ordered a case for her #Pixel3 from @carved. I'm a little bit jealous. If you're looking for something unique, definitely check out their line of products. Really, I should call it art.

When we first started talking about taking on the Tidepool Loop project, I was probably the most skeptical person on the @tidepool_org team. Was this really what we should be doing? What would this mean for the work we already had planned? How would any of this be possible?

I knew about Loop. A bunch of the Tidepool team use it to manage their own or their kid's diabetes. I know it's great. However, took some time for me to really understand and appreciate what was on the table.
And then it hit me: our mission is to make diabetes data more accessible, meaningful, and actionable. Access? Tidepool Uploader has that covered. Meaning? Tidepool Web displays everything beautifully, and you can donate your data to contribute to research. And Action? THIS is where Tidepool Loop comes into the fun. Now we're putting your data to work for you, automating insulin delivery from the comfort of your phone. At this point it seems like fate, how well this fits with what we are looking to accomplish. Honestly, if we didn't take this on, I can't think of another group or organization that would...or could.

And now there's this: a vote of confidence and a tremendous display of financial support from two of the most important players in the #diabetes landscape. We're doing big things. And I have the unique privilege of being the person responsible for sharing updates like this with the world.

Every day I wake up thinking about the work I get to do, not work that I have to do. I am most appreciative of this opportunity.

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