Summer camp

By farmboytype1 Latest Reply 2013-07-24 16:35:46 -0500
Started 2013-07-24 11:40:33 -0500

Before I got diagnosed two months ago I was so excited to go to summer camp called camp tadmor. But then I got diagnosed and I couldn't go and instead I have to go to gales creek camp. I am excited but not nearly as excited as when I WAS going to go to tadmor. So when you get diagnosed it blocks a lot of fun stuff. It also block a overnight field trip to wildlife safari. But soon I will go to both. Well if soon is in 1 year.

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Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-07-24 14:03:44 -0500 Report

Diabetes will only block you if you don't take care of yourself. Don't view this as being a block to what you can or cannot do. It would be very wise not to have gone to camp until you are sure you can do what you know you should be doing. There are a lot of athletes, actors, lawyers, doctors and other people with diabetes and they didn't let it block them.

Even though you aren't going to the camp you favor, look at the other camp as a new adventure. You will meet new people and chances are you will have a great time.

You have your entire life in front of you. Diabetes doesn't mean you can't be a doctor, lawyer, teacher, forest ranger or what ever you choose to do in life. You can still have fun, go to school functions, amusement parks, swimming or horse back riding.

Learn to take care of yourself and be resonsible for taking your medication and eating properly so that when you do go to your camp and on your wildlife safari, you won't have to rely on a lot of people helping you. Write down questions you would like to ask your doctor and ask about doing the things you want to do. See what he/she says. You may also want to find out what to do as an active diabetic. This will help you learn how to be a diabetic if you want to participate in sports and other active programs. No matter what, don't let others bring you down and don't let diabetes bring you down. Always reach for that star and be all you can be. Good luck to you.

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