Last weekend, I traveled home to fulfill one of my obligations as a Testing Limits captain for Insulindependence - hosting a Dawn Phenomenon event in the Washington, D.C. area. The purpose of Dawn Phenoms, in short, is for a local group of people with Type 1 to gather and exercise together. DPs can be pretty effective community outreach tools, and a lot of fun, if you organize them well. I've got the D.C. DPs scheduled for the last Sunday morning of each month at Sugarloaf Mountain in Maryland. Sugarloaf is a great spot to hike in the fall, and it has a vineyard where you can stop for cider, wine, cheese and crackers and other goodies before or after hitting the trails.