A Camper With Diabetes…

In 1964, five central-Ohio physicians collaborated in educating the community due to the increasing number of diabetic patients in their care. The doctors created the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, a nonprofit agency that continues to offer education and resources to people with diabetes in and around Columbus, Ohio. Three years later, in 1967, these same physicians discovered their pediatric diabetic patients were being refused access to summer camp, solely based on their Type 1 diabetes. Following a visit to Camp …

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One comment on “A Camper With Diabetes…

  1. Sam Wentworth, M.D. on said:

    To follow up on Beth Morrow’s article; Camps interested in more basic information about children with diabetes and camping, there is an organization Diabetes Education and Camping Assoc (DECA) which has a “Diabetes 101″ textbook. Also will be doing a day long session before the TriState in N.J. There are a limited number of standards by the ACA if camps have a number of children with diabetes attending.

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