A listing of camps throughout the US for diabetic children.
The typical lunch at summer camp may be chicken nuggets, tater tots, and bug juice. Nothing but sugar and carbohydrates, in other words, which children with diabetes can't pig out on. Diabetic kids may look like any other kids, but their medical needs (glucose tests, insulin shots) and limitations (some may have retinopic issues, for instance) make it sometimes tough for them to simply be kids. Hence, diabetes camps. Some are day camps, some are sleepaway camps. Many receive funding from the American Diabetes Association to help keep the cabin doors open.