Activities in 2003
In 2003, Douglas was delighted to receive the
"Pilot of the Year" Flyer Award 2003 in the UK in recognition
of the aims behind Diabetes World Flight. In September, the Beech
Baron was used to establish two USA World Speed Records between
Omaha & Minneapolis and Cincinnati. In July, a talk was given
to the Children With Diabetes 2003 Annual Conference and Expo,
in August, a presentation was made at the International Diabetes
Federation (IDF) Congress in Paris, where a Novo Nordisk-sponsored
"Empowerment Workshop" was also attended.
In August a visit to the Denver-based
Barabara Davis Center for Juvenile Diabetes was made where Douglas
met Dr. Peter Chase, author of Pink Panther "Understanding
Diabetes" book. In addition Dr. Bill Jackson carried out
a detailed eye check-up using the latest in ophthalmologist' technology.
thanks go to Sonia Cooper, President of Children With Diabetes
Foundation, for arranging this visit.
On 18th September Douglas
presented a US$100,000 donation on behalf of
Children With Diabetes Foundation to Dr. Bernhard J. Hering,
Head of the
Islet Transplantation Program at the University of Minnesota
Institute of Immunology and Transplantation for his continued
porcine islet cell transplantation.
Douglas with (right to left) Bernhard
Hering, David Sutherland and Dawn Fish of the University
of Minnesota Diabetes Research Institute of Immunology and
During this visit Douglas also met with David
Sutherland who is one of the worlds leading pancreas and islet
cell transplant surgeons.
To Dream: Flying Solo With Diabetes"