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  1. Sysy
    Sysy July 20, 2011 at 6:16 am | | Reply

    This is such a great initiative. I attended with my sister who was a delegate one year and watched her tell these grown men and women in suits about her daily life with diabetes. Someone asked her, “What’s the most DIFFICULT part of having diabetes?” She was six at the time and stopped to think and then said, “Having it.” Exactly.

  2. Melitta
    Melitta July 20, 2011 at 1:11 pm | | Reply

    Thank you, Stefany! And thanks to Allison for reporting on the Children’s Congress. It seems that progress is glacially slow, but events like this move us forward by a leap.

  3. Kristin
    Kristin July 22, 2011 at 9:45 am | | Reply

    Great interview and peek into Children’s Congress! I’ve been wanting to hear how it went from the inside. Can’t wait till our son is old enough to apply (and appreciate, if he gets to go). Thanks for posting!!!

  4. Barry
    Barry July 26, 2011 at 6:36 am | | Reply

    I just have a really hard time getting excited about the artificial pancreas. It just isn’t an innovation that is in any way leading to a cure… it is just making people even more dependent on devices and drugs. We already know that CGMs work and we already know that insulin can lower blood sugar… Lets see if we can find a way to stop the Autoimmune response!

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