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PEP Talk

  July 2011
How Involved are You?

Twenty years ago, studies advised parents to teach their child/teen independence in diabetes management.

Read what Barbara Anderson, Ph.D., professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, has to say about parent involvement today and a teamwork approach for better control.

>>Read Dr. Anderson's Parent Involvement and Type 1 Diabetes presentation


CWD's Friends for Life - We Were There!

After attending the Children With Diabetes Friends for Life conference in Orlando last week, a little friend of ours, Senie Grant, had this to say... "It's like diabetes heaven."  We know just what she means.

Read the recap, see photos and buy the CURE T-shirt that became the hot item of the conference.

 >>Read more and see photos
>>Buy the CURE T-shirt today


Senie Grant and her family in front of the giant CURE banner at Friends for Life.

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Water Park Dilemma

A teenager asks what he should do with his pump while enjoying a water park for four hours this summer. See the advice our PEP parents had for him.

>> Read the Facebook chat

Pumpers: Do you keep it on or take it off?

Are You Ready for Back-to-School?

With each new school year, many parents worry about all the new caregivers who will attend to their child with diabetes.  Relieve some of that anxiety by being prepared.

Have your Section 504 Plan ready and make sure everyone who comes in contact with your child has a copy of our School Brochure, which has need-to-know info about how to handle insulin reactions and more.

>>Download a sample Section 504 Plan
>>Download our School Brochure


Diabetes Diplomat Tonya Homme is a Hero! 


Tonya, from L.A., had an idea: sell nail polish in diabetes awareness colors and raise money for the DRI.

Now, Tonya has a website featuring blue and silver polish with the names Tips of Steel and True Blue Hope.

Tonya is turning hope into reality, one polished finger at a time. You can Be the Hero, too!  

>>Support Tonya's fundraiser
>>Create your own fundraiser online
>> View the list of the 'Top 7 Summer Fundraising Projects



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