My Diabetes Inklings

Diabetes Family Camp (Part 1) – Dropping Messes

Over the weekend, I was out coordinating a diabetes camp for families with Diabetes Victoria. We had 21 kids aged between 4-8 years old with a parent or carer, nine volunteer leaders, four diabetes nurse educators, two volunteer coordinators, one dietitian, one photographer and one staff coordinator. Family Camp is one of my favourite camps as I get to hear different perspectives of living with diabetes from both kids and parents. This is two-part series that will be continued next week, after the second Family Camp!  Continue reading “Diabetes Family Camp (Part 1) – Dropping Messes”

My Diabetes Inklings

Pumping on Diabetes Camp

Last weekend marked a milestone for pumpagotchi and I. We went on a trip that was longer than an overnight stay. We went on a diabetes camp together. That’s four days and three nights away from home.
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My Diabetes Inklings

Junior Camp – A fly on the wall

I couldn’t think of a better way to start the year than with diabetes camp! Junior Camp is organised and run annually by Diabetes Camp Victoria for kids with type 1 diabetes aged between 10 and 12 years old. This year, 65 kids had the opportunity to camp at Anglesea YMCA and did activities such as surfing, big swing, indoor rock climbing and had a day out at Geelong Adventure Park. Camps are a fantastic opportunity for kids to make friends with other kids their age living with diabetes. Often I overhear kids exchanging experiences and encouraging each other, which is what camp is about. For this camp, I went with my health professional hat on as a dietitian’s assistant rather than a leader or coordinator. I was grateful for this opportunity as this position is highly sought after but it also gave me the opportunity to sit back and observe camp with a different perspective.

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