There’s a quick fix when it’s cold outside and you are missing camp. Jaime Yetra, Clara Barton Camp alumna, tackled it recently with a Facebook post requesting that her camp friends post their favorite camp songs. Soon, the page was flooded: “Bananas Unite,” “Tarzan,” “The Donut Song,” “Just a Boy and a Girl in a … Continue reading Sing a Song of Diabetes Camp
On September 26, 1992, my daughter Kaitlyn was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Since that time, we have immersed ourselves in the world of diabetes with two goals: First, to ensure that Kaitlyn has the very best tools, both medical and emotional, to manage her diabetes, and second, to dedicate our unyielding efforts in pursuit … Continue reading Just Don’t Do Nothing!
There are more than 200 diabetes camps in North America, offering more than 400 programs to more than 30,000 youths and young adults with diabetes and their families. One in 400 children has type 1 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes in children, once rare, is increasingly common due to obesity. Education and motivation are vital … Continue reading Diabetes Camp: What You Should Know
Waltham, MA-Nova Diabetes Care, manufacturer of the Nova Max® Plus glucose/ketone meter, announced that it is helping sponsor the Diabetes Education and Camping Association. Established in 1997, DECA serves as the worldwide voice for diabetes camping. The association provides networking and resources to enhance and expand diabetes camp programs worldwide, and assists diabetes camp organizations … Continue reading Nova Diabetes Care Announces DECA Sponsorship
Diabetes educators are no less than a lifeline for patients, providing vitalinsights into the self-care behaviors that keep diabetes in check: managingblood sugar, dosing medications and insulin, exercising, and understanding allthe numbers involved. Yet many patients never get referred to these specialists at all. Even whenthey do manage to get a doctor’s referral for diabetes … Continue reading The Crisis in Diabetes Education: How Can We Fix The Problems