The Importance of Diabetes Camp

You may already know this, but I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 2. Growing up I didn't ever meet anyone else besides an older cousin, who had diabetes. I was always the odd kid out because of it. I didn't know how to give myself my own insulin injection until I was 12 which meant I couldn't do sleepovers or anything else like that other kids my age did. In school, if I didn't feel well because of diabetes they always sent me home. When I was 11 I wanted to try camp so that summer I tried day camp While I enjoyed some activities, no one knew how to deal with a kid with type 1 diabetes and as a result singled me out, a lot. So much so that it turned what should hav

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