Category Archives: Diabetes Camp

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Embracing New Diabetes Technology at Camp: Laurie Diasio’s Story

For nearly 70 years, our Camps have served as a lifeline for kids with diabetes ages 4 to 18 and their families, allowing children to develop the critical skills they need to thrive while managing this disease. On-site medical volunteers … Continue reading

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From Diagnosis to Camp: The Mihelich Family’s Story

March 18, 1990 was a night that Randy Mihelich would never forget. That night, he was brought to Elmhurst Hospital by his parents, and subsequently learned that his blood glucose was 1,029, far exceeding the average range. Randy was diagnosed … Continue reading

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“These Kids Are Just Like Me!”

Cindy with one of her campers
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Live. Work. Play: Molly’s Diabetes Story

Molly with her sons at a Step Out Walk.
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Live. Work. Play: Kaylee’s Diabetes Story

My parents cried the first time I went off to camp; they didn’t want to leave me alone. It was my first sleepover camp and my first time away from them—the first time someone else would help me with my diabetes. I, however, was very excited about the possibilities of developing new friendships and learning from my counselors. Continue reading

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All in the Family: Jessi’s Diabetes Camp Story

Jessi Thaller-Moran returned to Diabetes Camp for the 19th time this year–find out what keeps bringing her back. Continue reading

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Swimming, Archery and Empowerment: Lisa and Nichole’s Diabetes Camp Story

Diabetes Camps provide a safe place for children living with diabetes to just be kids and enjoy traditional summer camp activities–Lisa shares her daughter Nichole’s Diabetes Camp story. Continue reading

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