Every summer, children ages 7-15 from throughout Indiana, swim, hike, explore creeks, and climb high ropes just like any other boy or girl at camp. They also poke, prick, test, count carbohydrates and learn what they need to do to live a vibrant, healthy life with diabetes.
Camp provides a unique chance for these children to meet others facing the same problems in a "support group" like atmosphere. The DYF provides a full camp program that involves athletic and social activities. The only difference is that a huge volunteer staff of physicians, nurses and dietitians are closely involved with the day-to-day activities of the campers to ensure their medical well-being. This relaxed, informal and peer-supported situation is ideal for teaching diabetes management techniques.
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