Diabetes camp

By dippy_diabetic Latest Reply 2013-08-20 15:52:45 -0500
Started 2013-08-14 17:07:22 -0500

I've been thinking about meeting other people with diabetes because I've never really been able to have a good conversation wit someone els with it that understands, family and friends are always going to try and understand but they'll never fully know how I'm feeling. The problem I'm having is I'm not sure how to meet people, I read something about diabetes camp so I was wondering if anyone has been and what they thought of it? Would you recommend going? Does anyone know of any camp program's in the UK? And is there any other ways I can meet with other people (teenagers) with diabetes?

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smiles217 2013-08-20 15:52:45 -0500 Report

I never got to go to camp as a kid/teen, but am now a diabetes educator and go as part of the medical staff and been for the last 4 years. I love it and all of the kids really have a great time and it's truly a place where the people without diabetes are the "abnormal" ones. I'd say at least half of our counselors and staff have diabetes themselves which really helps the kids. I'm in the US so I don't know of any camps in the UK, but I highly recommend going. You will love it!

carebear6 2013-08-18 22:11:52 -0500 Report

Hi I read your post with interest because you are in the UK and wanted to find somewhere ( a diabetes camp) where you can meet other young people who can understand and support you.
I was also looking for somewhere in the Uk preferably where i could send my teenage son to meet other young people to share with he's 19 and could do with support from other people but doesn't want to admit it to his parents.
I think it's really good that you are on this site asking for help. If you here of anywhere please let me know! Good luck with it.

diagnosedat4 2013-08-14 18:49:58 -0500 Report

I went to camp every summer from age 8-16. It was the best times of my life. Meeting other kids with diabetes. Made me feel normal for a week. I highly suggest going! You can also tell your doctor you want to meet other teens with diabetes and they should be able to get you into some type of support group. Hope this helps!