Of Continuing Interest
- On Tuesday, February 16, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern US Time, Dr. Stuart Brink will be a guest speaker in a chat session devoted to the control of diabetes in children and adolescents. Visit the Chat Rooms and look for the special "Dr. Brink" room, right before 8:00 p.m.
New This Week
- We welcome Virginia Valentine, RN, MSN, CDE to the Diabetes Team.
- Mandy is in the third grade and has a new baby brother.
- Graham and Colleen both have diabetes.
- Camps for kids with diabetes with updated information for the 1999 camping season include:
- Camp AZDA at Friendly Pines Camp provides kids with diabetes in Arizona an excellent camping experience.
- Camp Challenge is a unique camp in New Mexico for children 8-13 years who have diabetes
- Camp Clara Barton provides summer camping, a coed Adventure Camp for high school students with diabetes, and year-round weekend programs for youth with diabetes, families and friends.
- Camp Diamont in Bozeman, Montana, offers camping excitement for kids in Montana. There is also a Teen Retreat.
- Camp Ho Mita Koda, in Ohio, was founded in 1929 and is the oldest continuing camp for children with diabetes in the world. They have five summer sessions, a mini-camp for kids ages 4-7, and a teen bicycle adventure.
- Camp Lobegon, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a day camp for children ages 5 - 11 with diabetes and their siblings.
- Camp Midicha serves kids with diabetes in Michigan.
- Camp Needles in the Pines is a one-week resident camp in Eastern North Carolina.
- Camp O'Leary/Kno-Keto, near Davis, Oklahoma, provides a camping experience for kids ages 9 to 16.
- Camp Too Sweet is a summer day camp for kids with diabetes in Radford, Virginia.
- Children's Diabetes Summer Camp provides a summer camping experience for kids ages 6-14 living in Louisiana.
- Diabetes Day Camps in Texas offer an exciting weeklong day camp for kids with diabetes.
- The Rainbow Club is a summer day camp for kids in Old Greenwich, Connecticut.
- JDF Announces the first JDF Children's Congress in Washington, D.C. from Sunday, June 20 to Tuesday, June 22, 1999. Kids can help by writing letters about living with diabetes, which will be shared with members of Congress. If you're interested in attending the event in Washington, use the application form and submit your letter no later than March 1, 1999.
- On February 12, 1999, Ann Landers published Scott King's reply to her column criticizing people who test their blood and inject insulin in public. Scott is publisher and editor in chief of Diabetes Interview. You can also read Scott's complete letter to Ann Landers, our poll regarding her column, and the original Ann Landers column.
- Be sure to read the American Diabetes Association Statement Regarding "Pancreas Tonic".
- In response to unsubstantiated claims about aspartame, the ADA has issued a Statement Regarding Aspartame (Brand Name NutraSweet).
- Free Islet Cell Antibody Screening, Saturday, February 27, 1999 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at 2843 Velarde Drive in Thousand Oaks, California. Eligible persons are immediate family members age 45 and under of kids with diabetes. For additional information, contact Julie Valenzuala, RN, MSN at 1-888-835-3761.
- The 35th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes will take place in Brussels, Belgium, from September 28 to October 2, 1999. The 36th Annual Meeting will be held in Jerusalem, Israel, from September 17 - 21, 2000.
- The National Federation of the Blind has a list of diabetes resources for people with blindness and diabetes.
- Sweet~Enuff Youth Foundation meets the first Wednesday of every month in Santa Monica, California.
- We've updated Rick Mendosa's On-line Diabetes Resources.
- Last week's poll asked what part of diabetes people find most difficult. This week's poll asks how often you meet with a dietitian as part of your diabetes care.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Convenience Food Facts by Arlene Monk, RD, LD, CDE, and Nancy Cooper, RD, LD, CDE.
- We've added Banana Bread and Chicken Pasta Salad, from The All New Diabetic Cookbook, to our collection of recipes.
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