{D-Camp} Breakfast of Champions

by Leighann on July 16, 2013

Bacon Flowchart
(bacon flowchart source)

During check in for diabetes camp you have to meet with several staff members, one of whom is the dietician assigned to your child’s cabin.

Since drop off is on Sunday, she goes ahead and helps your child make their choices for dinner that evening and Monday morning breakfast.

Camp Dietician: Do you want bacon?
Q: Real bacon or fake bacon?
CD: What do you mean by fake bacon? Do you mean turkey bacon?
Q: We have fake bacon at our house. It’s vegetarian. I love real bacon and I love fake bacon. I just love bacon.
Me: She’ll eat four servings of bacon.

I turned away to have a conversation with another parent I know and was only half paying attention to talk of garlic bread and pasta and pancakes and cereal. I glanced down at her sheet and saw “bacon x4” and said, “Oh, I was just kidding. I didn’t really mean that she needs four servings of bacon!”

The dietician responded, “Each serving is just one strip. Bacon doesn’t have any carbs so she can have as much bacon as she wants.”

Q exclaimed with a big motion bringing her bent arm to her knee, “YESSSS!”

All the bacon you can eat: just one perk of diabetes camp.

Further Reading

More posts about diabetes camp

More posts about camping in general

List of diabetes camps by region

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mary July 16, 2013 at 9:39 am

My son has a “super bacon” shirt, and got bacon flavored gum and candy canes at Christmas. Breakfast of champions, indeed! And lunch, and dinner, for that matter… 😉 Camp for us is in just a few weeks! Yay!


2 Laurie August 1, 2013 at 1:49 pm

My daughter would have loved that. I think at her camp they don’t serve regular bacon. I know she said once that they had the breakfast menu up and she got excited as it said Canadian Bacon. She didn’t know that Canadian Bacon is not the normal bacon she is used to. She was disappointed and felt lied to lol.


3 Leighann August 1, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Such a funny story!


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