Tuesday, August 5, 2008

This is from the American Diabetes Association newsletter I get, pertaining to the Friends for Life Conference:

American Diabetes Association at Children With Diabetes (CWD) Conference
What began as a vacation for a few families of children with type 1 diabetes is now an annual conference with more than 3,000 attendees from around the world. The 9th Annual Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Conference in Orlando, Fla., was a major success this year.

"Each year, the team from the American Diabetes Association looks forward to interacting with families with type 1 diabetes face-to-face at this inspiring event. It is one way we introduce them to the many resources the Association has to support children with type 1 diabetes," said Cathy Harvey, Dr.PH, RN, Executive Vice President of Community Programs and Publications at the American Diabetes Association.

The American Diabetes Association's booth showcased Diabetes Camp, Family Resource Network, Planet D, the National Call Center as well as Safe at School Workshops.

Thanks to the Association's volunteers who spent time answering questions and chatting with parents at the booth including: Barbara Anderson, PhD, Larry Deeb, MD, Bill Clarke, MD, Fran Kaufman, MD and Ann Albright, PhD, RD.

First time attendee and American Diabetes Association National Youth Advocate, Tesch West, blogged about her experience at the conference on Planet D.

Check out Tesch's Blog.

Learn more about Children with Diabetes.

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