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More Six Until Me. Aug 17, 2011, 2:58 pm

Yesterday afternoon I was lucky enough to be back at Clara Barton Camp for Family Camp, speaking with some of the parents (and a good number of the kids) about using the Internet for diabetes information.  I’ve had similar discussions with other groups, but each time there’s something new to learn, and something cool to share.

Oh wait.  But I’ve never done this session with my daughter padding around the room and pointing at people, asking "What’s daaaaaat?"

This discussion was put on my calendar recently, so finding a babysitter quickly wasn’t working out for me.  I mentioned to Abby, who works as the Charge Nurse at CBC, that I may not be able to make it. 

"Don’t worry.  Bring her – I’ll watch her."

"Seriously?  But it’s not exactly in your job description at SUM …" 

"Not a problem.  I love kids."

So while I participated in a discussion with the parents and kids, Abby and BSparl hung out. 

It’s hard to recap a discussion that goes in a million different directions; it’s like tracking blood sugar trends.  The parents of kids with diabetes are always amazingly insightful, emotional, and open, and their kids are nothing short of amazing in their honesty about diabetes. 

The session was very informal and open-forum style, with everyone gathered in the Great Room, chairs circled like wagons.  We talked about making the decision to share personal health information online, and the personal choice to disclose your name/kid’s names/cat’s names.  We talked about making clinical research accessible and digestible for bot

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