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Adults With Diabetes Head to Summer Camp
Stroke, Spin, Stride Offers Unique Sports and Exercise Camp to Those With Type 1 Diabetes

Lehigh Valley, Pa. (February 8, 2007) – Stroke, Spin, Stride is offering a 2007 summer camp specifically designed for adults with Type 1 diabetes. Experts in medicine, sports and physiology help campers better incorporate diabetes management with general fitness and athletic training. Located at the Rodale Aquatic Center in the heart of Lehigh Valley, two week-long camps are offered from June 17 to 23 and June 24 to 30. The $1,500 registration fee includes fitness instruction, athletic training, lab and exercise testing, workshops and seminars in diabetes management, three meals per day plus snacks, and transportation to and from Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Throughout the week, campers choose from a roster of programs on diabetes, hydration, nutrition, exercise-induced Hyper and Hypoglycemia, goal setting, sports psychology, general fitness instruction and training clinics in swimming, cycling and running. Campers benefit from personalized physiological testing that identifies their optimum endurance and training zones and monitor their training's effectiveness. They practice the techniques they've learned in a mini triathlon at the end of the week.

Athletic training clinics are offered from such elite coaches and triathlon specialists as Rick Crawford, Ray Appenheimer and Nicole Freedman. Rick Crawford won a national championship as a triathlete and has worked with such high-profile athletes as Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer and Jamie Whitmore as a premier cycling coach. Ray Appenheimer has won numerous national and world championship titles in track and field, qualified for the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials and coached eight athletes to the 2004 Olympic Trials. Nicole Freedman is a 2000 Olympic cyclist with 12 years experience in cycling, including two National Championships and 50 professional victories.

"This is the only camp of its kind. It's a place for adults with Type 1 diabetes to go where they will learn how to manage their diabetes while participating in various levels of sports and exercise. Our campers range from high-performing triathletes to those who are just getting started on a general fitness program," said Matthew Corcoran, M.D., founder of Stroke, Spin, Stride. "We've hand-chosen our team of coaches and medical staff, and we've designed our programs to foster highly individualized attention."

Those who attend the camp say they gain as much from the support of fellow campers as from the camp's extensive core curriculum. "I benefited so much from the solidarity and support of others with diabetes. I'm a pro at dealing with diabetes, but I still feel isolated. I've longed for the community of support that I found at camp," said 2006 camper Alison Hawkins, a fitness enthusiast with Type 1 diabetes.

Matthew Corcoran, M.D., is a renowned endocrinologist and specialist in Type 1 diabetes and sports/exercise. Dr. Corcoran is board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology and metabolism. He is also a certified diabetes educator, as well as a certified exercise specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Corcoran has worked extensively with athletes with diabetes, and his experience with the Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association and American Diabetes Association Council on Exercise have honed his awareness of the specialized needs of athletes with diabetes. An athlete himself, Dr. Corcoran is committed to advocacy for those with Type 1 diabetes. For more information, visit

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