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The 2013 Children With Diabetes Friends For Life Conference in Orlando, Florida

Disney Coronado Resort

The combination of Florida sunshine and palm trees, Mickey Mouse ice cream bars and princesses, and so many smiles and hugs from friends for life makes diabetes feel a lot less bumpy and grumpy.

Because of attending the 2013 Children With Diabetes Friends For Life Conference in Orlando, Florida, plans are underway for us . . . → Continue reading: The 2013 Children With Diabetes Friends For Life Conference in Orlando, Florida

The Diabetes Disconnect

Recently I saw a friend whom I hadn’t seen for a long time. When I pulled out my daughters’ meters and lancets to check blood sugars, she said “I didn’t think you still had to do that.”

This is not the first time I’ve heard someone say this. People seem to interpret the advent of . . . → Continue reading: The Diabetes Disconnect

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

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

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