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For more information, visit the following websites: n AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION: www.diabetes.org n INSULINDEPENDENCE: www.insulindependence.org n JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER: www.joslin.org n JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION: www.jdrf.org n T1D EXCHANGE: www.t1dexchange.org on one another for support and share the latest news on diabetes research and treatment. Shannon Allen, whose family still makes New England their permanent home, says she tries to stay in touch with the cluster group. They spend basketball season in Florida, where Ray plays for the Miami Heat. In an e-mail, she wrote that Walker was in kindergarten and "an avid basketball player." He also enjoys soccer, swimming, and fishing. "Ray or I check Walker's blood sugar every two hours during the night," she added, "and I sit outside of his classroom at school to do blood sugar checks every hour and a half during his school day." Walker continues to be treated at the Joslin Diabetes Center, where Ray is on the board of trustees. Shannon serves on the international board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. and battling Type 1 diabetes every moment of every day," Shannon wrote, "and sleep or no sleep, Ray and I are proud and grateful to be his parents." 113 s u m m e r 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e "Walker is a six-year-old champion living

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