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The Five Year Diaversary

This week my 5-year-old daughter will be celebrating her 5th-year diaversary (the day will also mark 9 child-years of Type 1 diabetes in our family).

“Unlimited possibility” is her future, according to Sebastien Sasseville. In his presentation at the Children With Diabetes Focus on Technology conference in Crystal City, Virginia on February 3, 2013, he . . . → Continue reading: The Five Year Diaversary

Tweets from the Children With Diabetes Focus on Technology Conference

A summary of my tweets from the Children With Diabetes Focus on Technology Conference in Crystal City, Virginia February 1-3, 2013 touches on the highlights from the conference. More tweets can be found on twitter under the hashtag: #cwdtech.

From Juicy Mama ‏@JuicyMama2go:

Learning lots at the children with diabetes focus on technology conference in . . . → Continue reading: Tweets from the Children With Diabetes Focus on Technology Conference

JDRF Children’s Congress Application Deadline is Nov. 1st

The next JDRF Children’s Congress will be held in Washington, D.C. on July 8th to July 10th, 2013. Children ages 4 to 17 are eligible to apply. It is a chance for children to advocate for a cure for Type 1 diabetes themselves. They will meet their members of congress and other children with diabetes . . . → Continue reading: JDRF Children’s Congress Application Deadline is Nov. 1st

A New Lancet Device

I got excited when I saw the new Accu-Check MultiClix Lancet Device at the vendor table at the Children With Diabetes Focus on Technology conference but not because it was a one-click gizmo. I got excited because it was black and our lancet devices are blue. I didn’t know they came in different colors! Or . . . → Continue reading: A New Lancet Device

The Focus On Technology Children With Diabetes Conference

The Focus On Technology Children With Diabetes Conference was held on February 25-26th, 2012, in West Conshohocken, PA and was the 53rd Children With Diabetes Conference.

The Saturday morning keynote address, CGMS and New Technology, was given by Dr. Henry Anhalt, Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of the Artificial Pancreas Program for Animas.

Other . . . → Continue reading: The Focus On Technology Children With Diabetes Conference

Concerts, Shows, and Parades- Oh My!

When your child is in a show, concert, or parade, diabetes won’t take an intermission.

Your child will be on stage perhaps separated from an adult who can help them if he or she is having a low blood sugar. Will the excitement, stress or extra activity required for the performance cause the blood sugar . . . → Continue reading: Concerts, Shows, and Parades- Oh My!

Diagifts: A Holiday Gift Giving Guide

My toddler daughter was thrilled one year when Santa brought her a tiny pump and pump belt for her doll. Santa gets it!

Here then is my holiday list of diagifts for kids:

The stuffed pancreas by iheartguts. My daughters adore these soft pancreatic pillows. iheartguts also sells a pancreas lapel pin and a pancreas . . . → Continue reading: Diagifts: A Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Diabooks: Updates to the Diabetes Bookshelf

Three new books added to the diabetes bookshelf this year are Not Dead Yet, My Race Against Disease from Diagnosis to Dominance, by Phil Southerland and John Hanc, The Sweet Life: Diabetes Without Boundaries, by Chef Sam Talbot, and Coco and Goofy’s Goofy Day, by Susan Amerikaner. All three books could appeal to those without . . . → Continue reading: Diabooks: Updates to the Diabetes Bookshelf

Storing Dental Stem Cells

My daughter was scheduled to have two teeth pulled, so I looked into storing dental pulp stem cells (DPSC). I thought I’d share what I learned here, and I’d be very interested in hearing what other people think and whether they have taken this step. I did not end up banking the teeth, although it . . . → Continue reading: Storing Dental Stem Cells

Children With Diabetes Friends For Life 2011 Conference

At the Children With Diabetes Friends For Life conference in Orlando, Florida, children and adults were inspired by many role models with Type 1 diabetes, including American Idol finalist Crystal Bowersox, NFL football player Kendall Simmons, marathon swimmer Jen Alexander, professional snowboarder Sean Busby, ironman triathlete Jay Hewitt and many others.

Here is Crystal Bowersox . . . → Continue reading: Children With Diabetes Friends For Life 2011 Conference