August, 2014 Edition 

Staying Cool with Diabetes - Watch the Heat! 
As the hottest month, August is a time to stay a little extra on top of the weather with diabetes. Joslin Diabetes Center offers tips to beat the heat. While Diabetes Mines offers a little heated humor. 

Be an Angel Day- 
August 22 day
Little known Be an Angel Day is a day to remember to be a little extra kind and giving to others. Perhaps there is someone with diabetes, or someone who supports others with diabetes, that you could lend a surprise hand to? 

Diabetic Angels 
Speaking of angels, twin sisters Mollie and Jackie got together with their aunts to help educate the public after Mollie experienced some hardships around discrimination for her own diabetes. Their organization Diabetic Angels is working globally to improve the quality of life for everyone with diabetes through education and advocacy.

Fitness Angels - Sydney, Australia 
Coming at diabetes from another angelic angle, the Australian Fitness Angels offer out sensible tips and steps for how to prevent and manage diabetes by getting fit while having a lot of fun!

Small Angels Rescue- Dwarf Hamsters with Diabetes 
Angels come in all different sizes, and Small Angels Rescue  works to help rescue and care for the smaller and lesser noticed pets, including those with diabetes! They let us know that even dwarf hamsters get diabetes, and need a little extra loving care to stay healthy and happy.

Angels Back a New Eye Scanner in Scotland
An "angel investor" is supporting a Scottish company in developing an innovative diabetes eye scanner using camera-like technology that can help to more easily diagnose diabetic retinopathy!

Recipe of the Month: 
Angel Food Cake 
1 cup sifted cake flour
1/3 cup sugar
8 large egg whites
1 teaspoon cram of tartar
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Nutritional Facts: 
Calories - 133
Calories from Fat: 2 g 
Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Exchanges: carbohydrate 2 
Sodium: 96 mg
Carbs: 29 g 
Sugars: 17 g
Protein: 4 g 
Fiber: 2 g 

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Another Great Year in the books for Chris Dudley Basketball Camp 2014!! 

For 19 years, CDF has been holding our internationally renowned and unforgettable basketball camp. This year's Campers stay true to our broad geographic history!

  • This year's Campers hailed proudly from:
    • 16 states
    • 1 from Turkey
    • 1 from Canada 
  • Our Blue ribbon Staff traveled from 12 states and 1 from Canada
  • Special Guests included: 
Coach Herb Brown
retired assistant coach of the Charlotte Bobcats

Brian Grant, 
retired NBA player
Coach Bob Medina,
BYU Strength and Conditioning Coach



Thank you everyone for another great year of Camp!
Just a little FYI: 344 Days, 21 Hours, 46 Minutes, 2 Seconds till Chris Dudley Camp 2015! (not that we are counting!) 


Diabetes and Exercise  -      A Win Win! 
As research continually demonstrates, diabetes and
exercise are an extremely compatible, if not vital pairing! Through exercise, both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes can be better controlled, and even in some cases significantly and demonstrably improved. In fact, Type 2 diabetes can even be prevented or delayed through combining weekly exercise with weight reduction and healthier eating habits. Fortunately, exercise comes in a vast variety of types and forms, allowing each of us to choose our favorite type of movement, whether its walking, yoga, ice skating, pick-up hoops or even running a marathon!

Dr. Allen King and Dana Armstrong RD, CDE discovered some of these valuable concepts a number of years ago. 

Their article,  "

featured on, covers tips and the science behind controlling diabetes succesfully and safely with exercise. They begin with the perspective that while many aspects are important in diabetes treatment, activity level is actually the easiest and most satisfying to address:"The three cornerstones in the treatment of diabetes are food, medications, and activity. Of these three, activity is often a first choice for the person who has diabetes. Moving toward a more physically active life is generally inexpensive, convenient, and easy and usually produces great rewards in terms of blood glucose control and a general feeling of well-being." Read more from Dr. King and Ms. Armstrong on HowStuffWorks... 

Reprinted from, written by: Dr. Allen Bennett King and Dr. Dana Armstrong
Where Are They Now?...  

Chris Yost...

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 was one of the original campers.  I first started attending the Chris Dudley Basketball Camp in 1995 (before any current camper was born) and attended 7 years as a camper.  In 2003, I believe, I switched over to staff and have been a counselor through 2012.  Last year 2013, I was able to attend for a few days as a special guest.  Unfortunately this year will be my first over the past 19 years that I will not spend part of my summer at Cedar Ridge in lovely Vernonia, OR. 


2. What is your favorite camp memory? 

Wow, this is a tough question to answer......  A lot of great memories have taken place over the last 18 years. 

  • In the early years of camp on Thursday night, I believe, we used to have an All-Star game were a select handful of campers were chosen to play in a basketball game against the counselors.  Being able to participate in that was great.
  • There used to be some intense 'Capture the flag' battles featuring Chris Dudley and former Dudley Coach, Coach Rison.
  • Johnny Brainard catching crawdads every camp year.
  • Heinreich and Coach Maki jawing back and forth.  Heinreich in the splash contest.  Heinreich barking like a dog.
  • Infamous splash contest involving former counselor, Mitch and Big Mike......The ladder match.
  • Mike Farrell bacon breakfasts
  • Talent shows
  • Ben Rue and fanny packs
  • Oak tree runs
  • Hills and boulders
  • Dino nuggets!

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

Absolutely.  Early on in my camp years I learned from other campers how to do a shot in my arms.  A few years later I learned how to do it in my stomach.  More recently I have been able to see some of the latest diabetic monitoring technology.  I am very interested and am looking into getting a continuous glucose monitor.

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

Yes.  Over the years I have stayed in contact with many past campers, counselors, coaches, and administrative staff.  A couple of months ago I had breakfast with Patrick Reilingh.  I value each and every connection I have made through camp.  I got my first job from a contact at Dudley camp (Jeremy Weir).  I consider some of these people to be my best friends.  Although we do not get to see each other every day, it is important to me that I know they are only a phone call away.


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

Go into camp with an open mind.  The last few years the expression of "take the cool jacket off" has been used a lot at camp.  Let your guard down, put yourself out there, and make the most of camp.  The week goes very fast.  This is a great opportunity to make lifelong friends/connections, diabetes resources, and basketball mentors.


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

Well, a lot has gone on since camp.  I attended and graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Business Management.  I worked for the Seattle Mariners in the Human Resources Department for 4.5 years with former night counselor Jeremy Weir.  I got married and moved with my wife to Bloomington, IN where I now work for one of the largest wholesalers of indoor/organic gardening and hydroponics as their Assistant Director of Human Resources. 
have a wonderful August! Chris Dudley Head shot PT
Chris Dudley and  
Chris Dudley Foundation