Of Continuing Interest
- The U.S. Government spends US$1,700 per patient in AIDS research. It spends US$20 per patient on diabetes research. The American Diabetes Association is sponsoring a petition to President Clinton, urging that more be spent on diabetes. Their goal is to collect 250,000 signatures by January 1, 1998. To achieve that goal, they will need everyone's help. If you haven't signed the petition, please do so. And ask your friends and relatives to join in too.
New This Week
- children with DIABETES is featured in a CNET Central television segment entitled Medicine by Modem. CNET Central is syndicated throughout the United States. The show airs on Sunday, November 16 and Monday, November 17.
- November is National Diabetes Month in the United States. Please take a moment to search for a new friend with diabetes and offer your support.
- Nicholas Light, a nine-year-old with diabetes, writes about his feelings.
- Sharon Tarca shares an article she wrote for her local JDF Chapter newsletter about diabetes resources on the Internet.
- Updated information is available for the Capitol Campaign for the Cure.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Understanding Insulin-Dependent Diabetes by Dr. Peter Chase of the Barbara Davis Center.
- Updated for 1998 is Camp Happy Hollow in Indiana, which has a private lake, a variety of trails, outdoor camping facilities, and a miniature farm with horseback riding.
- Camp Seale Harris, serving children with diabetes in Alabama since 1948, has its 1998 camping schedule on-line.
- The Diabetes FIT Foundation from Switzerland is a self-help group promoting "Diabetes and Technology" and a virtual reality diabetes University.
- The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation is looking for people with diabetes who have had either good or bad experiences in dealing with Managed Care Organizations with regards to coverage issues for diabetes-related supplies or treatments. If you have a story, please send a very brief summary to Bill Schmidt, Director of Public Affairs, at Bschmidt@jdfcure.com or fax your summary to Bill at (202) 371-2760. Please provide a phone number where you can be reached if need be.
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