June, 2017 Edition 
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National Hiking Day 
June 3  

The American Hiking Society wants you to know that this day is for getting out and hitting the trails! 

T1d fitness expert Cristal of The Fit Blog gives specific reminders for how hike safely with diabetes.

Bike Beyond - Team Type 1 
June 3 
Wanna move faster? Well hop on a bike and follow the Team Type 1 team as they cross the nation and Bike Beyond

World Environment Day? 
June 5 
After your hike (or your bike!), you'll be   even more excited to continue to connect with nature on World Environment Day

Connections between the environment and diabetes risk factors are being researched and explored.

Check out this really cool infographic from The Lancet on diabetes risk factors!

The American College of Cardiology has an interesting article on the connection between neighborhoods where you live and the risk of getting Type 2. 

National Yo Yo Day
June 6  
National Yo Yo Day isn't a stretch, simply because who doesn't love a yo yo? You just watch - these old fashioned toys are sure to make a big comeback someday!

With regards to diabetes, a yo yo diet (fasting diet) has been rumored to have some positive impact on diabetes, at least in miceWhile, other sources advise against the version of yo yo dieting, where weight is gained, lost and regained. 

And there is even Diabetes Yo Yo on Facebook

Worldwide Knit in Public Day 
June 10
Get ready, get set, purl! Worldwide Knit in Public Day is quickly approaching. Trust us, this is no longer just your grandma's sport!

What does knitting have to do with diabetes? Well, for one Ennien talks about the importance of warm socks for those vulnerable feet

Explore this diabetes-friendly sock pattern and make someone really happy (and cozy!)

Don't know how to knit? That's okay! Etsy has so many fun & creative socks to choose from made special for people with diabetes!

Flag Day  
June 14 

This day is a prelude to the 4th where we can practice showing our patriotic spirit and learn about the historical significance of our country's flag

Nick Jonas here, flying the diabetes flag high! 

Father's  Day   
June 18 
Two UK  brothers literally helped their dad ditch his diabetes and radically changed not only his life, but their's as well! Their website "Fixing Dadfeatures more about their book and their film where they chronicled his transformation. 

Chris Stocker from The Life of a Diabetic shares about becoming a new father in this article and post from Medtronic

Dad of a t1d child, Scott Benner of Arden's Day has "Jukebox Podcast"   about a father and son who BOTH have diabetes!

And Diabetes Mine brings us a Dad & Daughter diabetic pair, Randall Barker and Emma,  who offer strength and hope. 

Lastly, here is a now-thriving baby daughter who inherited an extremely rare type of diabetes from her father's chromosomes. 

Got Camp? 
It's almost that time of year! Explore the other many wonderful diabetes camps out there (besides CDBC  J ), courtesy of Diabetes Education & Camping Association

Miss Michigan Wears Diabetes!  
In last month's Miss  USA  pageant in  Las Vegas , Krista Ferguson   Miss Michigan once again publicly donned her pump on stage to raise t1d awareness. 

Recipe of the Month: 
Trail Mix Balls 
    1/3  cup  honey

     2 tablespoons water

    1/3 cup peanut butter

    1/2 teaspoon vanilla 

    3/4cup crisp rice cereal 

    3/4 cup rolled oats, toasted*

    1/3cup dried fruit bits

    1/4cup sunflower seed kernels 

    1/4 cup lightly salted peanuts 

    1/4 cup unsweetened large flake coconut

    1 tablespoon  sesame seeds
En joy !


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My father spun tall tales when I was a kid. He walked to school in the snow uphill both ways. Just ask anyone; he and his twin brother were the golden boys of Long Island basketball. The night he dipped his tires in the Pacific Ocean after biking across America he partied with the Bob Hurley.

Wait, what? 

Of all the stories my father tells, my favorites have always been the memories of his bike ride across America with his twin brother and three best friends after college graduation. They had three flat tires on their first day and had no clue how to fix them. Elvis died while they sat huddled around a transistor radio in a Pennsylvania campsite. A mean dog chased them in a small town and Kel, his friend, sustained a concussion trying to swat it away.

Dad still tells big stories from an epic summer, and I always wanted an adventure of my own just like that.

How would I make it happen? That was always the big question. Would my friends want to take to the open road and my disease with it? Where the heck would I store all my supplies?!

Bike Beyond is giving me the opportunity to accomplish my dream and to feel safe doing it. My new friends and teammates (all T1Ds) are ready for the road and they're fine-tuning their management skills. We're training hard to prepare for the 60, 70 and 90-mile days ahead of us. Members of the Beyond Type 1 community across the US are taking our breath away as they reach out to house, feed and support us.

Dad's been giving me plenty of advice while I train for the coolest 10-weeks of my young life:

"Say, 'no' to nothing."

"Dedicate yourself to your training."

"There's no such thing as flat - everything is either uphill or downhill."

He has concerns too, most based around bike safety:

"On these small roads the perfect storm is an eighteen wheeler coming one direction and one coming the other direction and you're meeting them at the same point. The road gets very, very small at that point and very dangerous."

Surprisingly, his words of caution haven't had anything to do with Type 1 diabetes. When it comes to my medical journey, this summer he couldn't be more comfortable:

"I think as a group of Type 1 diabetics, you're able to support each other. You can't be in a better scenario. If you get into trouble, you all know how to support each other."

He's right of course. Who better to spot a low blood sugar in the middle of the Colorado Rockies than someone who knows the feeling of clammy skin and shaky hands? As teammates, we won't just be supporting each other this summer; we'll be one another's lifelines. For over 4,200 miles we'll be motivators, educators and advocates for each other first and for the Type 1 diabetes community at large.

We'll also come away with a tall tale just like my dad.

About the Author:
Cassidy is an outdoor enthusiast from Southern California living in New York City. She's a rider and Logistics Coordinator on Team Bike Beyond and she'll be acting a fool in the upcoming GoPro documentary chronicling the summer's epic ten-week ride. If she ever decides to grow up she wants to be a professional friend. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter @cassidyjaye_

Where Are  They  Now
Max Jackson 
1. How many years did you attend camp and what was the last year that you attended?   
Five years as a camper, 3 as a counselor.  Last camper year was 2009; last counselor year was 2012. 

2. What is your favorite camp
Listening to Lucky Few the first time Tyler Byrne ever performed it.

3. Did you learn anything at camp to improve your diabetes care?  
Test don't guess ;)

4. Do you stay in contact with anyone you met while attending camp?

Of course!  Facebook has allowed me to keep tabs on many former campers.  I was just in an artificial pancreas study at Stanford with Garrett Jensen at the beginning of April! 

5. Do you  have any advice for present or future campers? 
Own your diabetes, don't let it own you.  With a bit of forethought, and a positive attitude you can not only do anything you want, but you can use it to help you reach new heights.

*Tell us about yourself since your camper days....did you attend college and where...are you working...are you married...do you have children...anything else you would like to share...
I went to UCLA and graduated in 2014.  I now live in San Francisco and work for Deloitte & Touche doing Corporate Audit and Enterprise Risk Assessment.  I am not married but have been in a relationship for over a year.  I have done a bunch of traveling both during and after college, having spent about a month each in Australia, Guatemala, South Africa, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, while continuing to effectively manage Type 1 diabetes.

Congratulations to all the

We wish you all the best in your next journey. Please keep us updated how you are doing and what you are up to. We always love to hear from our Dudley Camp Family!!

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