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Attention Healthcare Professionals: Grants Available for Integrating Patient-Recorded Observations into Clinical Care Processes

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has issued a call for proposals through its national program, Project HealthDesign: Rethinking the Power and Potential of Personal Health Records. Grant recipients will work to assess and test the potential of "observations of daily living" (ODLs) to help patients and physicians better manage chronic illnesses. 

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Diabetes Creativity Contest Offers Young People the Chance to Meet Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas, who has type 1 diabetes, and Bayer Diabetes Care are working to inspire young people with diabetes to achieve Simple Wins: small, everyday victories for managing diabetes that can lead to big differences over time. Their "Express Your Simple Win Creativity Contest" is designed to show kids that, like Nick, they don't have to let diabetes get in the way of their dreams. Nick wrote the song  "A Little Bit Longer" about having diabetes, and he considers his Simple Wins to be writing lyrics, performing, and making music.

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The Swine Flu and Diabetes

Experts have been warning of a worldwide outbreak of a horrific influenza ever since 1997, when the first human cases of so-called H5N1 avian influenza were reported in Hong Kong.

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Women with Diabetes Can Win the Self-image Battle

Women hate their bodies. At least, an overwhelming collection of statistical data suggests as much. Consider the following facts compiled by Liz Dittrich, Ph.D, at, which aims to combat negative and distorted images of women:

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Ride for Fellowship, Fresh Air, and to Fund the Cure

The 18th annual Napa Valley Tour de Cure will take place this year on Sunday, May 3rd. It's the nation's largest cycling event that raises money for finding the Cure and helping people with diabetes.  This year they have a special Red Rider program: If you are a cyclist with diabetes, the Tour is recognizing your "participation, spirit, struggles, courage, and discipline" by awarding special issue jerseys made for the event. (Participants must raise a minimum of $200.)

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Living Well Program in Vermont Promotes Healthy Weight Loss for Type 2s

The following is a Q&A with Judith Waldrop, who participated in Living Well, a week-long residential program designed for women with type 2 diabetes. The program is a joint effort of the healthy weight loss pioneers at Green Mountain at Fox Run and the Joslin Diabetes Center. This year, Living Well will take place April 19-25, 2009. 

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Today is American Diabetes Alert Day!

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Why not find out today whether you or your loved ones are at risk for type 2 diabetes. Take our easy Diabetes Risk Assessment test to estimate your risk of having diabetes by collecting information about your BMI, blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose levels, etc.

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Teens Make A Difference For Diabetes

These amazing teens-selected from 20,000 entries nationwide-were named State Honorees (along with 102 other state winners throughout the U.S.) in the 14th annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a national program honoring middle and high school students for their outstanding acts of volunteerism.  The program is conducted by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Over the past 14 years, they have honored more than 80,000 young volunteers at the local, state, and national levels.

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Children with Diabetes, You Are My True Inspiration

I was diagnosed with type 1 relatively late in life, at age 24.  People sometimes remark to me, with genuine kindness, that it must have been harder on me.  Perhaps they think I recall what it was like to be a "normal" child and young adult, to do and eat what I wanted without insulin, checking blood sugar, or worrying about highs and lows or long-term complications.  I appreciate their sincerity, but I always correct them.  Diabetes is not harder for me.  It is hard on everyone.  Whether you were diagnosed as a child or an adult, it complicates your life and the lives of your family. 

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Alaskan Runner Raises $12,000 for Diabetes

Mansour Alzaharna is known to his neighbors in Barrow, Alaska, as the deli and food court manager at the local Alaska Commercial store, according to The Arctic Sounder, a newspaper in Anchorage, Alaska. Every year, the parent company of the AC store for which Alzaharna works sends a team of runners to the Walt Disney World Marathon, in which runners speed through the four Disney theme parks in Orlando, Florida, to raise money for charitable causes.  This year, Alzaharna was among them, and he raised $12,000 for the American Diabetes Association in the process. 

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