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RE: [IP] Camps



I will definitely second Kimberly's comments.
Lori

-----Original Message-----

After all of this, I finally have to speak up.  I felt that my camp
experiences were both an insult to my intelligence and an insult to my
maturity.  I dreaded camp for four years.  Maybe I was just better
educated about diabetes then most and maybe I had more personal
responsibility for my care then most kids, but I begged and pleaded to
go to a normal camp so everyone wouldn't treat me like a baby.  I would
encourage anyone wishing to send their children to camp to talk with
their kids first asnd get their input.  My parents ignored my complaints
because other parents told them how "great" camp was.

No insult intended,
Kimberly

email @ redacted wrote:
> 
> I definately agree.... Camps are amazing things for kids with diabetes.  I
> was diagnosed at age 10 and went two months later to Clara Barton Camp for
> Girls with Diabetes, in N. Oxford, MA.  It has totally improved my
> self-esteem and knowledge about diabetes.  Until I went to camp, I didn't
> even know that boys could have diabetes!!
> It is 9 years later and now I am a counselor there.  I would give my life up
> for this camp and the friends I have made there.  Any camp will be awesome,
> but spending 2 wks. in a place where you don't have to explain your diabetes
> or constantly make sure you have everything you need really takes a big
> weight off your shoulders.
> Melora :>
> 
> Insulin-Pumpers website   http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/
Insulin-Pumpers website   http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/

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