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UPDON has been nationally recognized for improving diabetes care and outcomes across the U.P. of Michigan. Works to ensure that cost-effective diabetes prevention, detection, treatment, supplies and support services are available and funded across the U.P. Strives to help Upper Peninsula residents eat better, move more and not smoke in order to prevent diabetes & complications related to diabetes. Maintains a U.P. wide diabetes coalition to enhance collaboration and to identify and address gaps in diabetes related services. Works with health care professionals to help strengthen knowledge of diabetes treatment issues and delivery of care. Prediabetes: Currently 1 out of 3 adults and 50% of seniors have prediabetes, a condition that often leads to type 2 diabetes, if not treated. In addition, 90% do NOT know that they have prediabetes. Lifestyle changes (weight loss and being active most days of the week) can help prevent type 2 diabetes. Steps include: Know your risk factors (overweight, family history of diabetes, not active, over age 45) Ask you health care doctor to check your fasting blood glucose (no eating for 8 hours). Recheck on another day if over 100mg/dL. If blood glucose is 100 to 125 mg/dL, take action NOW to prevent type 2 ; this is prediabetes. Join a Diabetes Prevention Program, weight loss program or make an appointment with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Type 2 Diabetes: Most people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes, which is linked to our lifestyle. Overeating, not getting enough physical activity, smoking and not getting enough sleep are all related to the development of type 2 diabetes. Making some eating and physical activity changes, along with medication or insulin, if needed will help control type 2 diabetes. People with uncontrolled typ Continue reading >>

Diabetes Management At Camps For Children With Diabetes

Diabetes Management At Camps For Children With Diabetes

Diabetes Management at Camps for Children With Diabetes This updated position statement was peer reviewed by the Professional Practice Committee in September, 2011, and approved by the Executive Committee of the American Diabetes Association in November, 2011. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer Copyright 2012 by the American Diabetes Association. Readers may use this article as long as the work is properly cited, the use is educational and not for profit, and the work is not altered. See for details. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Since Leonard F.C. Wendt, MD, opened the doors of the first diabetes camp in Michigan in 1925, the concept of specialized residential and day camps for children with diabetes has become widespread throughout the U.S. and many other parts of the world. In 2011, approximately 30,000 children attended diabetes camps in North America and over 16,000 more campers participated in one of the 180 diabetes camps throughout the rest of the world. The mission of camps specialized for children and youth with diabetes is to facilitate a traditional camping experience in a medically safe environment. An equally important goal is to enable children with diabetes to meet and share their experiences with one another while they learn to be more responsible for their condition. For this to occur, a skilled medical and camping staff must be available to ensure optimal safety and an integrated camping/educational experience. The recommendations for diabetes management of children at a diabetes camp are not significantly different from what has been outlined by the American Diabetes Association (the Association) as the standards of care for people with type 1 diabetes ( 1 ) or for children with diabetes in the sc Continue reading >>

Find A Camp | Diabetes Education & Camping Association

Find A Camp | Diabetes Education & Camping Association

Camp Sweet Life Adventures, Inc. (CSLA) is a non-profit organization which was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in 2010. Camp Sweet Life was organized in order to provide youth with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in Southern Minnesota an opportunity to connect with other kids with T1D, learn how to take better care of themselves, and have loads of fun in a carefree summer camp environment. The Camp Sweet Life organizers originally met only to plan a camp, but after the first camp in 2010 they realized the needs of this community and the possibilities for improving the lives of kids with T1D were so much greater! Thus began the development of a mission, goals, and strategic plan to make Camp Sweet Life Adventures a sustainable and vital organization for the T1D community in Southern Minnesota. Continue reading >>

Camp Midicha - Explorers Day Camp

Camp Midicha - Explorers Day Camp

The home of the Association's Camp Midicha is the YMCA's Camp Copneconic. YMCA's Camp Copneconic is accredited by the American Camp Association. Camp Copneconic partners with Camp Midicha to provide campsite, dining, accommodations, program and counselor staff. Camp Copneconic is located in Fenton, just south of Flint, Michigan. All our staff, from the directors and administrators to the counselors, specialists and support staff, work hard to make sure your child has fun in a safe environment. Our staff has training in diabetes management, emergency procedures and cabin supervision. Every counselor goes through extensive training by the YMCA, addressing team building, homesickness and behavior management. Join us for a week long journey full of adventure and friendship at the Explorers Day Camp. Explorers take on challenges such as canoeing on Lake Copneconic, kickball tournaments, arts & crafts projects, swimming, fishing and more. Fantastic Friday wouldn't be complete without our traditional Fun Fair and Beach Bash! A child with diabetes that is attending the Explorers Day Camp session only, is allowed to bring one sibling/friend to attend the day camp session. The sibling/friend must be in the day camper age range and has to register and pay the camp fees. Includes daily lunch plus AM and PM snack. ** Please note that the Association's Camp Midicha Explorers Day Camp operates separately but at the same time as the YMCA's Camp Copneconic Day Camp. Financial assistance is available for campers, and your paperwork is included in your supplemental forms email after you register. For questions regarding Financial Aid please contact Nicole Matti [email protected] or at 248-433-3830. Continue reading >>

Diabetes In Children: Special Camps

Diabetes In Children: Special Camps

Camps for children who have diabetes provide an opportunity for the child to meet and share experiences with other children who have the disease. These camps support the child in assuming responsibility for his or her disease and gaining independence in diabetes care. It's also a fun outdoor experience that may include swimming, hiking, or other sports. Camps provide a respite for parents, a time when they can take a break from managing the disease. Parents can rest assured that their child will get appropriate care during this time at camp. These camps are run by trained medical and camp staff. They aim to keep children's blood sugar levels within a target range by balancing insulin doses with the increased activity level and food intake. To help your child have a good experience at camp: Make sure the camp is accredited by the American Camping Association. Review the camp policies. Camp policies include management of your child's diabetes care, management of other medical conditions, emergency care, planned activities and outings, and educational offerings. Opening and closing rules of the camp will also be included in the policies, such as drop-off and pick-up times. Complete a medical form before your child attends the camp. This form includes information about your child's past medical history and immunization record. It also requires information about the amount, schedule of doses, and kinds of insulin your child takes. It may require records of your child's blood sugar levels and insulin dosages for the previous week. Your child's doctor may need to provide some information. Your Family Medical History (What is a PDF document?) Provide information about past hospitalizations and illnesses. The camp medical staff needs to know whether your child has any behaviora Continue reading >>

Camp Midicha - American Diabetes Association

Camp Midicha - American Diabetes Association

Transportation Provided by the Program: No The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To fulfill this mission, the American Diabetes Association funds research, supports advocates to improve the lives of people with diabetes, and provides innovative and educational programs for adults and children with diabetes. One such program is Camp Midicha, the only residential camp in Michigan dedicated to and designed for children and teens with diabetes. After the American Diabetes Association was formed, Camp Midicha was established in 1955. Its name is derived from the words Michigan Diabetes Children's Association. Although the Michigan Diabetes Children's Association is no longer in existence, the name Camp Midicha has become synonymous with excellence and is still used today. Camp Copneconic, the campgrounds Camp Midicha utilizes, is accredited by the American Camping Association. The American Diabetes Association operates Camp Midicha and the Camp Committee establishes camp policies. Come Share the Adventure! - one week of something extraordinary and a lifetime of memories. The American Diabetes Association's Camp Midicha has many fun and exciting activities for children and teenagers with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Along with swimming, archery, kayaking and sports, Camp Midicha has horseback riding, a ropes course, arts and crafts, aqua jump and much more! Evenings are filled with campfires, mock rock and many other Camp Midicha traditions. All our staff, from directors and administrators to the counselors, specialists and support staff, work hard to allow kids to have fun in a safe environment. Our staff has training in diabetes management, emergency procedures, and cabin Continue reading >>

American Diabetes Association - Camp Midicha - Home | Facebook

American Diabetes Association - Camp Midicha - Home | Facebook

On behalf of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), I would like to invite you to the first annual, ADA Winter Family Retreat 2016. We invite you and your family to join all of our Camp Midicha, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, and Tour de Cure Families with children suffering from Type 1 Diabetes, ages 7 17 for an educational and fun filled weekend! The Winter Family Retreat will be held at the YMCA Camp Copneconic in Fenton, MI Saturday, January 16th Sunday, January... 17th, 2016. The cost for each attendee will be $50 and that will cover all lodging, food and ALL activities. The American Diabetes Association is proud to offer this authentic camping experience for your family similar to that of our residential Camp Midicha program at the YMCA Camp Copneconic every June. If you are a first-timer or a seasoned veteran to our Camping Program, our Winter Family Retreat will have something to offer everyone. We have some fun and exciting outdoor winter activities, healthy food options, and LOTS of diabetes education. Registration is now open. To register please email [email protected] for the registration form. Cost is $50 per person participant fee. Once your registration information has been received, you will receive an email confirmation that will have your supplemental forms attached. Please make sure you watch closely for this email. All forms and payment must be received NO LATER than Wednesday, December 9th, 2015. Please remember that availability is based on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited; therefore your rapid reply is essential. I would like to thank you for your support of the American Diabetes Associations and hope you and your family with join us for the ADA Winter Family Retreat this January. If you have any questions or concerns pleas Continue reading >>

Camp Midicha - Resident Session Two

Camp Midicha - Resident Session Two

The home of the Association's Camp Midicha is the YMCA's Camp Copneconic. YMCA's Camp Copneconic is accredited by the American Camp Association. Camp Copneconic partners with Camp Midicha to provide campsite, dining, accommodations, program and counselor staff. Camp Copneconic is located in Fenton, just south of Flint, Michigan. All our staff, from the directors and administrators to the counselors, specialists and support staff, work hard to make sure your child has fun in a safe environment. Our staff has training in diabetes management, emergency procedures and cabin supervision. Every counselor goes through extensive training by the YMCA, addressing team building, homesickness and behavior management. Family Contribution Midicah Mosaic Fee: $950 CIT Ages: 17 (or going into twelfth grade) Camp Midicha campers become part of the "Midicha Family" when they reach their teenage years and start looking to the future and how to become counselors. This program is a great first step. The CIT Program is designed to continue making camp fun, while also creating oppotunities to develop leadership skills. CIT's learn the importance of a strong work ethic and those ever-important people skills. The program begins with great team building activities and an action-packed weekend between sessions. Application and interview required for admission. Must have completed the 11th grade. Two (2) nights in tents. Adventurers Camp is perfect for the younger camper just getting their feet wet in the overnight experience! Cabin groups enjoy traditional camp activities such as fishing, archery, arts & crafts, swimming and more! Adventurers look for artifacts in the ""Dig-It Pit"" and search for underwater treasures while snorkeling. Campers feel safe and cared for as they learn new skills and Continue reading >>

Camp Midicha - Resident Session One

Camp Midicha - Resident Session One

The home of the Association's Camp Midicha is the YMCA's Camp Copneconic. YMCA's Camp Copneconic is accredited by the American Camp Association. Camp Copneconic partners with Camp Midicha to provide campsite, dining, accommodations, program and counselor staff. Camp Copneconic is located in Fenton, just south of Flint, Michigan. All our staff, from the directors and administrators to the counselors, specialists and support staff, work hard to make sure your child has fun in a safe environment. Our staff has training in diabetes management, emergency procedures and cabin supervision. Every counselor goes through extensive training by the YMCA, addressing team building, homesickness and behavior management. CIT Ages: 17 (or going into twelfth grade) Camp Midicha campers become part of the "Midicha Family" when they reach their teenage years and start looking to the future and how to become counselors. This program is a great first step. The CIT Program is designed to continue making camp fun, while also creating oppotunities to develop leadership skills. CIT's learn the importance of a strong work ethic and those ever-important people skills. The program begins with great team building activities and an action-packed weekend between sessions. Application and interview required for admission. Must have completed the 11th grade. Two (2) nights in tents. Adventurers Camp is perfect for the younger camper just getting their feet wet in the overnight experience! Cabin groups enjoy traditional camp activities such as fishing, archery, arts & crafts, swimming and more! Adventurers look for artifacts in the ""Dig-It Pit"" and search for underwater treasures while snorkeling. Campers feel safe and cared for as they learn new skills and make friends to last a lifetime! Campers can Continue reading >>

Diabetes Community Shares Their Personal Experience With Diabetes Camps

Diabetes Community Shares Their Personal Experience With Diabetes Camps

Diabetes camps for kids can be a great way to get to know other children that are just like them. Having type 1 diabetes as a young child can be challenging beyond the normal childhood challenges. You most often feel isolated when you are the only one in your area with type 1 diabetes. Often times friends have a hard time understanding why it is so difficult to do things they do without testing or taking insulin. I recently discussed with those in the diabetes online community what their experiences were like with a diabetes camp and how they feel it benefited them into their adult lives. Emily Harrison-Gocio Patterson: Florida diabetes camp at camp Winona and DeLeon Springs is amazing. Kelly Shenton: I went on a few when I was little and they are absolutely fantastic. Kimmie Shue: Its been many years but diabetes camp was the greatest thing I ever did. I got to meet other diabetics and learned I wasnt alone. Ariel Krienke: I loved camp Midicha in Michigan when I was growing up. Was nice seeing other kids struggling with what I was going through but having fun together. Hannah Edel: I went to Midicha too! That place was the best. Emily Harrison-Gocio Patterson: Florida diabetes camp at camp Winona and DeLeon Springs is amazing. Kelly Shenton: I went on a few when I was little and they are absolutely fantastic. Kimmie Shue: Its been many years but diabetes camp was the greatest thing I ever did. I got to meet other diabetics and learned I wasnt alone. Ariel Krienke: I loved camp Midicha in Michigan when I was growing up. Was nice seeing other kids struggling with what I was going through but having fun together. Hannah Edel: I went to Midicha too! That place was the best. Emily Harrison-Gocio Patterson: Florida diabetes camp at camp Winona and DeLeon Springs is amazing. Continue reading >>

Camp Midicha Renamed To Honor Donors

Camp Midicha Renamed To Honor Donors

The Wendell & Doris Rogers Charitable Foundation pledges $1 million The happy campers at the American Diabetes Association Camp in Fenton, Michigan, have even more to smile about, thanks to the generous support of Doris E. and Wendell H. Rogers. Doris, who lived with type 2 diabetes , passed away in 2013. She and her beloved husband, Wendell, were married for 67 years and shared many fond memories of trips to Camp Midicha and visits with the campers. As a couple, they have been dedicated to supporting ADA Camps so that kids with diabetes have the opportunity to experience the fun of summer camp and learn how to live well with diabetes. The Association acknowledges the couples longtime support and the $1 million pledge by the Wendell & Doris Rogers Charitable Foundation in memory of Doris E. Rogers. In recognition, the camp is now named The Doris E. and Wendell H. Rogers Camp Midicha. This camping season, campers and guests will be greeted by a new sign, T-shirts, and other materials that announce the name change. The Association is so grateful for the unwavering support shown by Mr. and Mrs. Rogers and their generous pledge, says Andrea Maddox-Smith, senior vice president, Eastern division/field programs. Their passion for helping kids have fun while being supported in diabetes care has made such an impact and now many generations of children to come will benefit. ADA Diabetes Camps let kids be kids in a supportive environment while giving parents a break from the burdens that diabetes places on their families. The Association is committed to providing a camp experience for children with diabetes regardless of their familys ability to pay. For more information about registering for and supporting ADA Diabetes Camps, visit diabetes.org/camp . Continue reading >>

Camp Midicha - Fenton, Mi

Camp Midicha - Fenton, Mi

Camp Midicha provides a safe and enjoyable outdoor experience for children with diabetes, as well as offering a healthy and educational extension to diabetes care. Session I is from August 1st - August 6th Session II is from August 8th - August 13th Session III is from August 15th - August 20th The Michigan Elks and Lions Clubs, as well as other groups and organizations offer full and partial camperships for campers who need assistance. Camp Midicha has a staff of certified and student dieticians working for the better health of our campers. We use the carbohydrate counting method to control calories and regulate each meal to better control insulin levels. At Camp Midicha we have breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner, and nighttime snack, so you will never go hungry. After the American Diabetes Association was formed, Camp Midicha was established in 1955. Its name is derived from the words Michigan Diabetes Children's Association. Although the Michigan Diabetes Children's Association is no longer in existence, the name Camp Midicha has become synonymous with excellence and is still used today. Camp Copneconic, the campgrounds Camp Midicha utilizes, is accredited by the American Camping Association. The American Diabetes Association operates Camp Midicha and the Camp Committee establishes camp policies. Camp Midicha has a full-time medical staff of doctors, nurses, and dietitians in residence. All of your child's diabetes care supplies will be provided: insulin, syringes, lancets, meters, and strips. Continue reading >>

Diabetes Camps D-mom Blog

Diabetes Camps D-mom Blog

(Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania) Lions Camp Merrick, Camp Glyndon La Plata, Maryland (ages 6 to 16) ADA Camp Aspire Rochester, New York (ages 8 to 16) ADA Camp Aspire Rush, New York (ages 8 to 14, ages 13-17) ADA Camp Rainbow Rochester, New York (ages 3 to 10) ADA Camp Crestfield Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (ages 8 to 14 years) ADA Camp Courage Rockwood, Pennsylvania (ages 8 to 16) ADA Camp Donovan McNabb for Kids Montgomery, Pennsylvania (ages 8 to 16) ADA Camp Freedom Schwenksville, Pennsylvania (ages 7 to 16) Camp Harrisburg Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania (ages 8 to 15) Camp Setebaid Berwick, Pennsylvania (ages 8 to 17) Harrisburg Diabetic Youth Camp (HDYC) Millville, Pennsylvania (ages 8 to 15 years, First-Time-Away-From-Home Program: ages 8 to 10) (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia) Camp Seale Harris Hoover, Alabama (ages 6 to 17) Camp Sugar Falls Hoover, Alabama (ages 6 to 16) ADA Camp Aldersgate Little Rock, Arkansas (ages 8 to 13) ADA Camp JADA Jacksonville, Florida (ages 6 to 12) ADA Camp Gene Boca Raton, Florida (ages 6 to 12) Florida Diabetes Camp Multiple Locations, Florida (ages 6 to 18) ADA Camp Hendon Carrollton, Kentucky (ages 8 to 17) ADA Camp PowerUp New Orleans, Louisiana (ages 9 to 14) ADA Camp Victory Anacoco, Louisiana (ages6 to 11, ages 11 to 14) Read about the camp experience: Penny of A Sweet Grace: A D-Meet Up 8yo Style! ADA Camp Carolina Trails Clemmons, NC (ages 10 to 17) ADA Camp Carolina Trails King, NC (ages 7 to 17) Camp KUDOS Charlotte, NC (ages 4 and up) ADA Camp Independence Greenville, SC (ages 6 to 16) Camp Adam Fisher Summerton, SC (ages 6 to 17, Counselor In Training Program: ages 16 to 17) ADA Camp Sugar Falls An Continue reading >>

Camp Sweeney

Camp Sweeney

Although Camp Sweeney is only in session during the summer, diabetes doesnt stop when the school year begins, and neither do we. PFC Life! keeps... Although Camp Sweeney is only in session during the summer, diabetes doesnt stop when the school year begins, and neither do we. PFC Life! keeps... The 6th annual Grow It Land Designs & Camp Sweeney Crawfish Boil is back for another exciting evening of food and fun for the entire... In the spring, Camp Sweeney hosts a one day event called The Sweeney Experience!Potential campers and their families are invited to come to camp and... Although Camp Sweeney is only in session during the summer, diabetes doesnt stop when the school year begins, and neither do we. PFC Life! keeps... Although Camp Sweeney is only in session during the summer, diabetes doesnt stop when the school year begins, and neither do we. PFC Life! keeps... Although Camp Sweeney is only in session during the summer, diabetes doesnt stop when the school year begins, and neither do we. PFC Life! keeps... Although Camp Sweeney is only in session during the summer, diabetes doesnt stop when the school year begins, and neither do we. PFC Life! keeps... Come havesome F-U-N to kick off the summer with us! We will have a 5K and 1K, bounce houses, face painting, childrens activities, a train,... A diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes changes the life of a child forever. Days filled with school, sports, and activities are quickly replaced by blood tests, insulin injections, and carbohydrate calculations. Every step required to manage their diabetes is a step away from what children see as normal. But at Camp Sweeney, Type 1 diabetes is normal. And when diabetes disappears, every camper can show what makes them special, not what makes them different. Sweeney 365 is a mobile pla Continue reading >>

Partner Overnight Camps

Partner Overnight Camps

Kids explore nature, make friends and have the time of their lives! YMCA Camp Copneconic in Michigan, is thrilled to be partnered up with so many diverse organizations wanting to help kids in so many different ways. We are pleased to be the home away from home, at which campers can relax and just be themselves. AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATIONCAMP MIDICHA ADA Camp Midicha is designed for, and dedicated to children and teens with diabetes. Since 1955, the ADA has offered this incredible camping program where lifelong friendships are made, where all the children have diabetes and no one feels different. Medical and dietary needs are monitored by a full-time medical staff throughout the experience. Time is also spent each day in fun, interactive diabetes education sessions to increase awareness and diabetes management skills. All of this is facilitated in an environment of fun! To learn about the quality experiences and the outstanding on-site medical care, log on at www.diabetes.org/camp . The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is dedicated to promoting quality of care for people with chronic kidney disease, diabetes and hypertension. The NKFM Summer Camp provides children who are living with chronic kidney disease, and spend much of their time in hospitals, the opportunity to experience the joys and friendships from a week of summer camp. To contact the NKFM for more information, log on at www.nkfm.org. INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATIONAL ADVANCEMENTCAMP YUNASA Yunasa, the Lakota word meaning balance, is a week-long camp experience for highly gifted youth. Yunasas mission is to teach campers techniques for integrating the intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and physical aspects of their lives. Yunasa is devoted to reminding bright young people that they are more than jus Continue reading >>

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