February 28, 2013
The American Diabetes Association provides a residential camp experience for children and teens with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, promoting diabetes management independence through education and hands on learning. In the St. Louis market, the ADA has provided camp since 1954. Thousands of children have learned how to give their first insulin injection, do a pump site change and count carbohydrates, increasing in management confidence. This type of life changing knowledge opens doors for engagement in independent activities that might otherwise be impossible, such as spending the night at a grandparent's or friend's house. Parents, each year, report that camp literally changes the lives of their children. This service is only provided by the American Diabetes Association through the generous support of our donors.
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