Introduction: Diabetes is a major public health problem which needs to be addressed with outmost planning in resource poor settings. One of the most valuable lessons was how important it was for youth to have a place they felt they belonged, a place where they could find support in managing diabetes. The meeting is being held as a Kindred Event of the American Camping Association’s National Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. That seems crazy, right? Access to a community of diabetes camping leaders. The Canadian Diabetes Association’s mission is to lead the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure. We deliver our mission by providing people with diabetes and healthcare professionals with education and services; advocating on behalf of people with diabetes; supporting research and translating research into practical applications.
My favorite of all though is diabetes camps. With a wealth of experience in Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and exercise/sports management, Corcoran brings a unique perspective to the medical management of diabetes and exercise. The camp environment promotes a sense of team spirit and good sportsmanship in individual and group activities, and competitive and non-competitive challenges. While he was there to talk to the kids about how important it is for them to advocate for people with diabetes and encourage them to get out and make a difference, he learned