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TrialNet is a network of 18 Clinical Centers working in cooperation with screening sites throughout the United States, Canada, Finland, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand. This network is dedicated to the study, prevention, and early treatment of type 1 diabetes.  Click on the above link to learn more.


Read how your donation will help fund the Moses E. Cheeks Slam Dunk for Diabetes scholarship camp for kids with Diabetes.  You can make a payment to Slam Dunk Kids via PayPal by emailing:

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Your donation will help fund the Moses E. Cheeks Slam Dunk for Diabetes scholarship camp for kids with diabetes. 

Monica was  featured at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, on August 8,  2013, for her work with Slam Dunk for Diabetes.   The theme of the event was "Point of Possible".


To the Moses E. Cheeks Foundation Slam Dunk For Diabetes Basketball Day Camps located in (IL) are -  Chicago, LaGrange, and Machesney Park.  Other camps are located in Schererville, IN, Memphis, TN, and West Allis, WI.   They are FREE, not-for-profit, instructional day camps for youths who have been diagnosed with diabetes.  Currently, they are the only basketball day camps for kids with diabetes in the United States.

The camps are open to both boys and girls, ranging in age from 5 to 18 yrs.  Camps teach the fundamentals of living with diabetes and a place where participants gain confidence in a safe, structured and supportive atmosphere.  Each camp is designed to educate its campers in the basics of the relationship between food, exercise and insulin as well as learning basketball skills.  They are also designed to teach the campers how sports, illnesses and stress affect their blood sugars and how to make the necessary corrections to their insulin intake.  Most importantly, the campers learn that diabetes doesn't have to prevent them from living full, active, productive and satisfying lives. 

Our main camp, held at the De LaSalle Institute - Chicago, runs for 5 days (mornings only).  Space is limited to 50-60 participants per session. 

In 2009, we opened up a second camp in Lisle, IL (now being held in LaGrange, IL). This camp runs for three days (mornings only) and has one session for both age groups.  This is limited to 50-60 participants.   (Note:  This camp is closed for 2014.)

In 2010, we added a third camp located near Rockford, IL, in 2011, we added a fourth camp in Shererville, IN, and in 2013, we added a fifth camp in West Allis
(near Milwaukee), WI.

2014, brought the opening of our sixth camp in Memphis, TN. 

Feel free to browse our website to learn more about the camp and diabetes.  Click on the link below to watch our video and the second link will let you read more about the camps.




Below is the link to the newscast in Memphis, TN, featuring our 2014 local camp.  It's really great.  We were on Fox as well as NBC!!!!



New Book
Are you Too Busy To Diet?  Well, this book may be the answer for you.
Visit our NEWS page to find out how you can order your copy of eating healthy while on the go!  Co-written by Monica Joyce and Jacqueline King. 


Monica is featured in the May/June 2013 issue of
Food and Nutrition, a magazine supplement of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  The article is about Slam Dunk and it is in the Inspire/Be a Hero column.

"We are the campers at the Moses Cheeks Slam Dunk for Diabetes Camp in Chicago, Illinois. We all have diabetes, but we are all athletes. We are athletes because we have spent the week learning that we CAN be athletes. Some of us wear insulin pumps, some of us use insulin syringes, but all of us have to test our blood sugars to stay healthy while we play. The Slam Dunk for Diabetes Camp is a safe place where we can be like all kids who love basketball and we don't feel different for having to monitor ourselves while playing. We are all colors, all sizes and we come from all over, but we share a bond as kids living with diabetes. This camp has shown us that there are kids like ourselves, and we can play as hard as anyone else. For this one week in the summer, we come together without having to explain ourselves. We come together to play ball and we play hard."

For further information on our camps contact:
Monica Joyce
Camp Director
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To view photos of the 2012 camps please visit http://www.collages.net and fill in the following information:

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