March, 2014 Edition 
March Madness 2014
Are you ready???
Stay in the loop with 2014 NCAA basketball! Check out the interactive brackets here
March Madness and T1D - Tom Gisler
DiabetesMine reflects on the excitement and joys of March Madness and celebrates the story of t1d collegiate athlete Tom Gisler who finished up his season this last year playing for University of Northwestern. 
Diabetes Alert Day - 
March 25
"Take it. Share it. Step Out."
Every year, the "wake up call" of Diabetes Alert Day is put out by the American Diabetes Association as a reminder that Type 2 diabetes can be a hidden disease.  Get the facts! 
Balancing Diabetes
Kerri Sparling's new book Balancing Diabetes is getting great reviews from Scott Diabetes and Diabetes Advocacy.  

Lucky Dogs -  
No More Diabetes? 
Beagle puppies in Spain received experimental gene therapy shots that seemed to have cured their diabetes!....

T1d Irish Cyclist Turns Pro   
After the initial shock and adjustment,"Limerick cyclist Stephen Clancy" ends up at the top of his sport, and his diabetes. 

Recipe of the Month: 
Cheesy Cauliflower Tots
1 head cauliflower, trimmed (about 1 1/2 pounds) 
1 egg
1 egg white
1/2 cup reduced fat, shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
2 scallions, white and green parts, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat one large or two small baking sheets with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Steam the cauliflower for 10-12 minutes or until soft. Set aside to cool. Once cool, mince the cauliflower.
  3. Stir the remaining ingredients into the minced cauliflower, and let the mixture rest for 10 minutes.
  4. After resting, stir the mixture again. Scoop cauliflower with a tablespoon measure onto the sprayed baking sheet. Form the ball into the shape of a tater-tot. Repeat to make 35 tots.
  5. Spray the top of each tot with cooking spray. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn the tots and bake an additional 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutritional Facts:
serving size: 5 tots
Calories: 80
Protein: 6 g
Sodium: 150 mg
Cholesterol: 30 mg
Fat: 3.0 g
Carbohydrates: 9 g 




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Larry Street going into Basketball BC Hall of Fame 
By Earle Couper 
February 20, 2014
Larry Street is going into the Basketball BC Hall of Fame.

The Personable Street, who has coached at G.P. Vanier for 18 years, will go into the Hall as a builder. Basketball BC announced its 2014 inductees on Feb. 20.  

"This is our 12th year for our Hall of Fame inductions and again it is a pleasure to announce the inductees who represent the best of the best in our sport," said Baseketball BC executive director Lawrie Johns.

"This year's inductees come in the builder, coach, official, athlete and team categories and represent a number of decades of contribution to our sport.


"We look forward to a great Hall of Fame Gala at the Langley Events Centre on May 10 to celebrate these inductees as well as recognize other annual Basketball BC award winners."


Basketball BC notes Street has made an impact in basketball throughout the province and particularly on Vancouver Island.  As a coach he has been involved for over 35 years including the only coach to take five different high schools to the AAA provincial championships.


He also coached numerous Basketball BC teams including Western Canada Games teams, and other provincial boys and girls teams.  "Larry has given over 900 clinics throughout the province and is currently a certified NCCP clinician.


"Larry has served on many boards and committees including years of service with Basketball BC.  The winner of many many awards and recognitions Larry continues to coach as well as work for basketball."


Street played four years at SFU and has competed in four World Master Games, garnering two golds and a bronze. He has had four of his players play professional basketball.


Other 2014 Hall of Fame inductees include Bob Burtwell and Spencer McKay (athletes), the 1954-55 Alberni Athletics and 1954-55 Vancouver Eilers (teams), Mike Thomson (official) and Bruce Enns (coach).

Reprinted with permission from Comox Valley Record 


A Special Message from Coach Street 


"The Dudley Basketball Camp has been a HUGE part of my life since 1999, and one of my most inspirational times involved with my favorite sport. The Campers are the big reason we all get involved, but the Coaches, the Counsellors, the Doctors, the Nurses, and the Administrators also are inspiring to me. Any awards I receive are a bonus showing that hard work and a positive attitude reaps good things. Last summer I missed Camp due to going to Italy for the World Masters Games, and our team won the Open 55+ Mens Division......Gold Medal.  I hope that is inspiring to our Campers showing that being a diabetic can still lead to lofty levels at an older age. I look forward to this summer ' s camp and playing hoops with everyone again. "  


Where Are They Now?...  


Brittany (Hayes) Wiggins...

Have you wondered what your favorite counselor does for their day job? Or, perhaps you've lost touch with a CDF pal and would love to know what they're up to. Search no more! You can find out here in the alumni spotlight "Where Are They Now?"... Oh, and please remember to email and let us know what you are up to so we can feature YOU too!


1. How many years did you attend camp and what was the last year that you attended?  

I attended as a camper for 3 years. The last year I was a camper was Camp's 4th year.  After that I was a counselor for around 9 years. 2012 was my last year, but hopefully I'm going to try and come help out in other capacities. 


2. What is your favorite camp memory? 

There are so many favorite memories to choose from! I remember when we used to play capture the flag down in the big field. Chris Dudley would always play, and everyone would get low but it didn't matter. We also would have a bonfire after and swap low blood sugar stories! It was the best!... I also loved getting to spend the week with my dad, and be on his team or be his assistant when he coached; that was very special!



3. Did you learn anything at camp to improve your diabetes care? 

I learned a lot from my fellow campers and counselors about my diabetes like: how to give a shot in my arm, or what test kits are the fastest. I also learned a lot from guest speakers about how to manage diabetes performing different sporting events or activities.


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

I consider the people I met at Camp like a second family! It's great because even when we haven't seen each other in a year we all pick up right where we left off. We have gone to each others' weddings, vacationed together and remain engaged in each others' lives. Some of my closest friends I met through camp!


5. Do you have any advice for present or future campers? 

My advice for other campers would be to get involved in all the camp activities you can during and after Camp, stay in touch with campers and staff, and try to get involved with the Dudley Foundation because you may be able to transfer those experiences to your own community! 


6. Tell us about yourself since your camper days...

While working at camp I finished undergrad at the U of O, and received my Masters in Counseling Psychology. 

I am married and just had my first child this January! I received much support and congratulations from my camp family! I am currently working with children and families with mental health issues and feel my experience at Camp has made me better at what I do. 




My family and I moved back to my hometown of Bend, Oregon after living several years in the Portland area. I hope to have the opportunity to introduce my daughter Cora to my camp family soon!

  Chris Dudley Head shot PT
Happy March Madness!  

Chris Dudley and  
Chris Dudley Foundation