Day Camp - A week full of fun, while incorporating Diabetes Education in unique ways!
In a fun, upbeat environment, specially- trained counselors teach children living with diabetes how to successfully manage their disease. Camp activities teach kids life-saving information such as: meal planning, Insulin administration, blood glucose monitoring, medication maintenance and the life skills necessary to deal with diabetes.
As with any other summer camp, there is time for canoeing, games, fishing, swimming, hiking, crafts and other recreational activities. The camp also addresses critical emotional issues for children. Most of these kids feel different. They can't eat what their friends eat, they have to take medications and they miss school because of illness or doctor appointments. So this one week camp gives these special children the opportunity to play, learn and interact with other children sharing their same disease.
Another important camp lesson is learning that there's a team of people who want to help. The children build relationships with the physicians, nurses, dieticians and other people who play important roles in their healthcare. With proper education and intensive treatment, juvenile diabetes can be managed. Self Regional Healthcare Foundation is helping to make this happen.
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