From Boston, Massachusetts, USA:
I am 43, and have had diabetes for 29 years. Every time I've tried to start an exercise program, I get "rewarded" with a lot of low blood sugars, so I give up. I would love to attend a "camp" for adults with diabetes, where I would feel supported in my efforts and surrounded by professionals who can advise me in different situations. Is there such a place in the US where I could go for a couple of weeks or longer? I think I would need at least two weeks of putting what I'm learning into practice, while still being surrounded by professionals and a good support system. Any ideas?
- Look at our section about diabetes camps: if you use your webbrowser's search feature, you'll find at least one:
Camp Conrad-Chinnock is located in the San Bernadino Mountains near Los Angeles, California. They even have an adult camp!
- Since you're in Boston, call Joslin Clinic, and ask them.
Let me know if you find a camp you'd really like to try!
Additional comments from Lois Schmidt Finney, diabetes dietitian:Another idea is to go on a cruise with a diabetes team. I see these things advertised in Forecast or Diabetes Interviews every once in a while, but it sounds like fun. I do not know if it is so educational, but maybe others know of these adventures.
Original posting 24 Aug 1998
Posted to Exercise and Sports
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:57
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