Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
March 10, 2003
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Question from Rockford, Illinois, USA:
My daughter, who was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, desperately would like to attend an overnight summer camp (which she has attended for the past two years) with her friends. Can a child with newly diagnosed diabetes successfully attend summer camp?
Children who have type 1 diabetes can successfully attend any camp as long as there is someone who knows about diabetes emergency and routine care of a child who has it. I would suggest that you meet with camp staff and review this with them. Your local diabetes educator may be able to assist you with planning for a safe and fun time at camp for your child.
[Editor’s comment: For anyone interested, a listing of diabetes camps is available.