DIABETES EDUCATION

The goal of the Camp Carefree medical staff is for each camper to understand the relationship between diet, insulin, and exercise as the central tenets of self-management.  Campers are encouraged to use their daily lives at camp as a springboard for developing personal management skills.  There is group teaching and one-on-one instruction.  Special educational attention is given to campers who have been recently diagnosed.

Rap Session

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NUTRITION EDUCATION

The Camp Carefree nutrition staff, directed by a registered dietitian and faculty member from the University of New Hampshire's Nutritional Sciences Program, develops a meal plan for each camper.  The plan is revised as necessary.  Each camper participates in small group sessions with a nutritionist to better understand the role that nutrition plays in glucose control and how this is translated into meal plans.  Ongoing practical instruction occurs at meals with campers and counselors working together to insure proper individual exchanges in a family style setting.

Exchange Table

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Last Update 07/31/03