Diabetes Center Hosts Day Camp for Children with Diabetes
Friday, June 17, 2011 – Contact April Sandefer, (405) 271-5067
Five to 11 year olds and their siblings can enjoy a unique blend of recreation and education experiences for children with diabetes at Camp Lo-Be-Gon. Learning to manage diabetes while remaining active, independent and self-confident is the primary goal for children attending Camp Lo-Be-Gon. The day camp is staffed by the multi-disciplinary diabetes care team of the Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center and is organized by parent volunteers. The camp, which is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, July 5 through 8, is located at Camp Loughridge, 4900 W. 71st St. in Tulsa.
As many as 3 million Americans live with Type 1 diabetes. There is no cure for Type 1 diabetes, but with the proper education in early stages of diagnoses, the disease is manageable.
Campers will be provided Type 1 diabetes-specific education programs on managing diabetes, proper nutrition, how to properly use pumps and injections, and adjusting to life with diabetes. They also will participate in many traditional outdoor camp activities including fishing, ropes courses, swimming, archery, canoeing, and athletic games.
For more information about Camp Lo-Be-Gon go to http://tulsa.ou.edu/camplobegon
About the Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center
The Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center was established by the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center with the goal of promoting the well-being of all people in Oklahoma with, or at high risk of, diabetes. The Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center is working to be a world leader inspiring innovative, creative diabetes research focused on progress toward a cure, education of health care professionals and families with diabetes, optimal care for people with diabetes, and effective strategies for the prevention of diabetes For more information go to http://hhodc.ouhsc.edu/