Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Thank you, Arthur

In most schools, children with diabetes struggle alone to manage their blood sugar. School nurses are often the only source of knowledge and many schools do not have a full time nurse.
What a great opportunity to educate kids and grownups about this chronic disease.

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingFrom the Joslin Diabetes Center:

“And now a word from us kids!” is a familiar line for anyone who has ever seen the popular animated series Arthur produced by WGBH Boston and Cookie Jar Entertainment that airs daily on PBS KIDS GO! And on May 17, those words will introduce a segment about healthy eating and diabetes management featuring 11-year-old Corinne, a patient with type 1 diabetes at Joslin Diabetes Center.

In the live-action segment following a brand new animated Arthur story “Desert Island Dish,” which is about healthy eating habits for children, Corinne tells viewers about glucose monitoring and shows how she uses her insulin pump to manage her type 1 diabetes. She and her friends also whip up some healthy after-school snacks before heading outdoors to shoot some hoops.

“Desert Island Dish” premieres nationwide on May 17, 2006, on PBS KIDS GO! and will repeat regularly as part of the Arthur schedule, including an encore on June 7.

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