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Friendships, fun at UC Davis Diabetes Summer Camp

Our aim was to evaluate prospectively, in our diabetic patients, the impacts of a summer camp and intensive insulin treatment (IIT) on both metabolic control and disease-related educational level. Four areas of diabetes knowledge were tested: (a) general information; (b) problem solving; (c) skill at urine testing; and (d) skill at insulin injection. Specifically, the purpose of this event was to perform a clinical trial in active environment of some new technology to aid patients diagnosed with Diabetes. You will also learn how these dogs are trained and about canine obedience. The ADA owns and operates many of DECA’s member camps and serves as a valued partner in DECA’s efforts to promote and enhance camp programs for youth and families. Diabetes camps are also offered as family weekend camps, overnight camps and day camps. “I think the biggest thing about coming to diabetes camp is more about the lifelong friendships that you make.

Since 1963, Diabetes Dayton has been offering summer camp for children. Data analysis indicated that a statistically significant decrease in depression and anxiety, as well as a significant increase in self-concept and attitude towards illness occurred between the beginning and end of camp. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes. Camp JADA also offers a Junior Counselor (JC) program for ages 13 to 14, and a Counselor in Training (CIT) program for ages 15 to 17.

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