Diabetes Interview keeps people up-to-date on treatment

  Scott King, editor-in-chief of Fairfax-based Diabetes Interview magazine, monitors his glucose level by taking a sample of blood from his finger. The publication, the second largest of its kind in the country, is not only for diabetics but is by diabetics, too. King has lived with diabetes for 28 years. Jane Futcher, IJ reporter November 2003 In a modest cluster of offices in downtown

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Sing a Song of Diabetes Camp

There’s a quick fix when it’s cold outside and you are missing camp. Jaime Yetra, Clara Barton Camp alumna, tackled it recently with a Facebook post requesting that her camp friends post their favorite camp songs. Soon, the page was flooded: “Bananas Unite,” “Tarzan,” “The Donut Song,” “Just a Boy and a Girl in a Little Canoe,” “Father Abraham” (did you know he had seven

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Precedent-Setting Ski Champ Remembers the Kids

As if being the first Olympic endurance athlete with type 1 diabetes wasn’t enough, there’s even more reason to look up to cross-country skiing champ Kris Freeman. For the past nine years, the world-class athlete has devoted part of his summer to visiting diabetes camps through the Lilly Camp Care Package program, sharing his personal story with thousands of children facing their own challenges with

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My Hopes for You

Through hard work of many volunteers, and certainly God’s grace We find ourselves back here this year, at this special place So I’ve written a new poem, but it doesn’t deal with the usual stuff I’ve touched on your diabetes plenty, I mean, c’mon, enough’s enough Well, wait a minute; I guess that’s not completely true There is a certain message I feel compelled to

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Diabetes Camp-It’s Magic! (Online Version)

Hikes to the beach, overnight camping, swimming, playing sports, an exhilarating run on the zip line, songs and skits by the campfire. Friends for life. This is the magic of camp, and diabetes camp is no exception. Started in the 1920’s shortly after the discovery of insulin, diabetes camps have grown to serve more than 25,000 youth, teens, young adults, and families each year. Today

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Diabetes Camp: What You Should Know

There are more than 200 diabetes camps in North America, offering more than 400 programs to more than 30,000 youths and young adults with diabetes and their families. One in 400 children has type 1 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes in children, once rare, is increasingly common due to obesity. Education and motivation are vital to healthy management of the disease. Diabetes camps empower children

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