Medicine: You Too Can Be a Champ

Learning to live with diabetes is tough —especially tough for children. The careful diet and the regular shots of insulin may become a painful, depressing routine for them. The well-meant sympathy of parents and friends may make diabetic children begin to think of themselves as permanent invalids.

Last week, at the New York Diabetic Association's Camp NYDA, 80 diabetic youngsters got a stirring show of what they can do with themselves. Two fellow diabetics, U.S. Davis Cup Captain William Talbert (33) and ninth-ranking Amateur "Ham" Richardson (19), turned up to play a strenuous exhibition tennis match on the camp's one ramshackle...

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