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I have just been on my first camp with Cubs (scouts) and the amount of sweets other children without diabetes brings is unbelievable... Needles to say my 8 year old was upset as he couldn't have as much and there were a lot of tears.
I said I would look into camps for diabetic children, so do any of you lot know when the next one is... and are they any good for kids?
Thanks for reading this
Ps. We live in Manchester...
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I know the feeling I'm 14 and people on my bus eat packet after packet of biscuits. When I was first diagnosed I was a bit upset but it gets easier and it's slightly worse for type 2 kid on diagnoses because its very hard to have good bg and sweets but anyway I'm sure he'll get used to it
Started on a Pump on 30th November. Loving it.
Type 2 On Diagnosis Re-tested Now Type 1 all along
My family's Blood Funky stuff since the beginning
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The hard part of being the parent of a T1 child is that our knowledge of nutrition is far greater than that of most parents ,club coaches and helpers . We have spent years trying to encourage clubs to discourage the kids from bringing 'family bags ' of Haribo etc sweets onto poolside when doing galas. Unfortunatly clubs are not willing to upset the apple cart of ignorant parents and our daughter has had to miss many races because the temptation was too great. She is now 13 and more responsible but still pops t
he odd glucose tab
.Try talking to the club to see if they would put out a news letter asking parent to save the sweets for after club and perhaps give fruit for a club snack, good luck. She has been on 2 Diabetes UK holiday camps , the first aged 8 and then 11, both were funded by our local diabetic group (Manx Diabetic Group ) and both were throughly enjoyed , so much so that she cried when leaving .I highly recommend these holidays , contact your local group to see if they will help with funding, we are on the committee of our Diabetic group and organise the childrens events throughout the year which is a great way to meet other parents , also £50 000 has been raised for ' Pumps for Kids ', and we have campaigned for the Manx Gov to fund all new T1 diagnoises with Animas pumps.Use the local media to raise awareness, it all helps in a small way .Diabetes is hard to live with , it affects the whole family and brings out alot of ignorances in people , I no longer talk about it to people as most arent interested and only when I meet other T1 parents can I talk on a level.Stay true to what you believe .
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They organize such camps in order to create awareness among the masses related to such diseases. This will keep people aware of the hazardous effects of this disease.
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