Summer Camp Scholarships for Children with Diabetes

Improve Global Health FundFlorida, United States
January 14, 2013

Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation

Diabetes Action funding provides scholarships to enable children with diabetes to attend 55
summer camps in 50 states across America. At the Florida Diabetes Camp, which was one
of the camps supported by Diabetes Action this summer, over half of all children registered
needed financial assistance. These special diabetes camp programs nurture self-esteem and
self-reliance by offering a support system that is not available in any other setting. By attending
camp, children learn diabetes management and develop active lifestyle habits that will carry
with them for the rest of their lives. Many children report that their time spent at summer
camp is the only time when they feel that others understand them and what it means to cope
with diabetes.

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