Took my wife and granddaughter on the Diabetes Outdoors sponsored trip in the channel islands passage on the Island Packers ship. We saw humpback whales and got a lot of great pictures. We also saw gray whales but they were too far in the distance to photograph. Lars and Trevelin Yahr were great hosts to our group and we really appreciate their efforts to promote healthy outdoors activities for diabetics.
Diabetes Outdoors is a local group started by a local family in Ventura CA. The group organizes different social, outdoor events to bring together families who are affected by diabetes and raise awareness that diabetics can do most anything anyone else does! I was happy to see an evening group for parents only which made a world of difference to my daughter, a single mom and mother of a Type 1 son! Before Diabetes Outdoors we knew no one with Type 1! Thanks Diabetes Outdoors!
this is a wonderful group dedicated to getting kids with diabetes and their families together and active. my family's been on hikes and as a parent, I've had to opportunity for parent meetups which are an amazing help when dealing with a very isolating disease.
Diabetes Outdoors is a new organization with great potential. When families are living with diabetes, active lifestyles and strong communities are essential to success. Diabetes Outdoors provides opportunities to exercise in the beautiful outdoors while connecting with others managing diabetes. When our son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of four, we needed a support group to encourage us, understand us, and help us get rid of the fear and isolation that can accompany diabetes. When we couldn't find that support, we started Diabetes Outdoors! I hope to see the organization continue its adventures with families, and I would love to see an expansion of its educational and outreach programs.