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Highlights from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Children’s Congress

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The JDRF Children’s Congress meets every other year in Washington, D.C. and took place this year June 20-22, 2011. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation delegates included 150 children, ages 4 to 17, from every state, and several international delegates, who traveled to Washington to advocate for a cure for Type 1 diabetes. In addition to . . . → Continue reading: Highlights from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Children’s Congress

10 Diabetic Friendly Sweet Snacks That Your Kids Will Actually Eat

1. The half veggie, half juice drink that has half the carbs of regular juice! You knew I was going to start with juice right?

2. A root beer float made with diet root beer and sugar-free vanilla ice cream- yum!

3. Or a creamsicle float made with diet orange soda and sugar-free vanilla ice . . . → Continue reading: 10 Diabetic Friendly Sweet Snacks That Your Kids Will Actually Eat

Help! My Child With Diabetes Is A Chocoholic!

Is your child a chocoholic who demands chocolate for every meal?

Does she go on a hunger strike until chocolate is served?

Here are five diabetic-friendly, chocolate-flavored ideas for you. Well I meant for him or her, but a little chocolate will help you, too!

1. Chocolate milk made with Nesquik no sugar added chocolate . . . → Continue reading: Help! My Child With Diabetes Is A Chocoholic!

10 Juicy Traveling Tips

1. Make a list of your diabetes supplies and use it as a packing list.

. . . → Continue reading: 10 Juicy Traveling Tips

DRI’s Carnival for a Cure

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The Diabetes Research Institute held a Carnival for a Cure at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City on March 13th, 2011 to raise money to help the DRI find a cure for diabetes. . . . → Continue reading: DRI’s Carnival for a Cure

Online Resources for Diabetes Support

Here’s a list of useful online resources for diabetes support. . . . → Continue reading: Online Resources for Diabetes Support

JuicyMama’s Top Ten List for 2011

My wish for this year is, of course, a cure for diabetes for my daughters, ages 3 and 7, and for all others with diabetes. Until then, there are a few other things I would like too (besides the artificial pancreas, of course).

So here is my Top Ten List of what I want . . . → Continue reading: JuicyMama’s Top Ten List for 2011

Birthday Wishes

My seven-year-old daughter has had diabetes for 2 years now.

A week after her birthday she asked me “How long does it take for wishes to come true?” She told me her birthday wishes were for her diabetes to go away and for her to never get it again.

She said that if her wishes . . . → Continue reading: Birthday Wishes

World Diabetes Day is November 14th

World Diabetes Day logo

World Diabetes Day is November 14, the birthday of Dr. Banting who discovered insulin in 1921.

Other than check blood sugars, count carbs, treat lows, and bolus insulin, how do I acknowledge World Diabetes Day?

I have decided to ‘celebrate’ World Diabetes Day with a donation to the Diabetes Research Institute as part of . . . → Continue reading: World Diabetes Day is November 14th

Where Did Last Month Go?

What do Component HD AV Cables have to do with diabetes and where did last month go (and the month before that for that matter)?

I received a damaged shipment of diabetes supplies from the medical supply company. The box was torn apart and taped back together. Inside there were ripped boxes of diabetes supplies, . . . → Continue reading: Where Did Last Month Go?