From Broomfield, Colorado, USA:
My 43 year old cousin was just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, is on insulin for now, and wants to go to summer camp. He's developmentally disabled (seven year old level), cannot read or write, cannot understand amounts (e.g., $20 equal $200 except in the ability to buy more candy and sodas), and he is color blind. I think he really could benefit from being around other kids and/ or adults with diabetes because he learns by watching and doing (vs. reading). Are there any camps in California for folks with his needs?
There are camps for people with Prader-Willi syndrome. These patients are developmentally delayed, overweight, and often have diabetes. They might be willing to accept your cousin.
Original posting 8 Mar 2001
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Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:19
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