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Camps for children who have
diabetes provide an opportunity for the child to meet
and share experiences with other children who have the disease. These camps
support the child in assuming responsibility for his or her disease and gaining
independence in diabetes care. It's also a fun outdoor experience that may
include swimming, hiking, or other sports.
Camps provide a
respite for parents, a time when they can take a break from managing the
disease. Parents can rest assured that their child will get appropriate care
during this time at camp.
These camps are run by trained medical
and camp staff. They aim to keep children's blood sugar levels within a target
range by balancing insulin doses with the increased activity level and food
To help your child have a good
experience at camp:
You can expect that:
December 4, 2012
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Stephen LaFranchi, MD - Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
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