- Children with Diabetes exhibited at the 25th Annual Meeting and Educational Program of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. It was nice to hear first-hand the compliments of nurses, dietitians, and many other health professionals who knew us already, and to share our thoughts and dreams with them.
From our exhibit, we were able to share the website with hundreds of diabetes educators from around the world and handed out thousands of our web site address cards and our new brochures. Our cards and brochures are free to anyone who needs them.
In the next few weeks, we hope to welcome many new kids and parents to our website, as well as many diabetes educators who first learned of Children with Diabetes at the meeting! We'll also be posting information about new products we found while walking the show floor.
- With kids getting ready to head back to school, parents will want to review Diabetes at School for the School Bill of Rights for Children with Diabetes and the Information for Teachers and Child-Care Providers. Please feel free to print out anything and everything to give to your child's teacher.
- Kids who attended diabetes camp this summer are encouraged to write about their experiences at camp. We'll publish stories, photos, and drawings. See How to Contribute for instructions on sending in your stories.
- Parents and kids on the pump or just interested will find the Pumps at School chat transcript worth reading. The chat session was an informal get together of parents with kids on the pump, sharing tips for pump use at school.
- Shannon, a five year old with diabetes, recently had her first flu bug. She made a drawing for us to share.
- JDF Washington Report highlights two Miss America contestants who use insulin pumps.
- Study of teens with diabetes shows significantly higher albumin excretion in smokers compared with nonsmokers.
- KidsHealth includes an animated food guide pyramid with explanations of each food group.
- The 1500 Rule shows how far your blood sugar is likely to drop per unit of short-acting insulin.
- The 450 Rule measures carbohydrate sensitivity in people with Type 1 diabetes.
- The Featured Book of the Week is My Sister Rose Has Diabetes by Monica Driscoll Beatty.
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