(Updated below with survey results!)
I am considering sending my daughter to day camp for a week this summer. This is not a diabetes-specific camp. The camp does not have a nurse on staff, but several of the staff members work in the local school system including one teacher who knows my child and herself has a child with diabetes. The camp is from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and includes a snack time and swimming. The camp is located just five minutes from my office.
I want her to be a carefree kid and have the same experiences as her peers. She would have so much fun at this camp, I think!
So my question this week is:
Would you send your child to day camp?
Survey Results: 78% of respondents said they would send their child to day camp is a staff memeber would be trained to check blood sugar levels, portion snacks, learn signs of hypoglycemia, and how to use glucagon.
I’d love for you to leave a comment about your experience with day camp or thoughts about non-diabetes camps.
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