Diabetes Teen Camp Barretstown May 2018

Type 1 Diabetes affects 3000 children in Ireland and is diagnosed from 6 months of age upwards and as yet has no cure. It requires intensive medical management with multiple daily injections of insulin  and the child relies heavily on family & peer support to prevent life-threatening acute medical emergencies. Children can feel isolated, different to their peers and become rebellious as there is no holiday from this condition, it is 24/7 – 365 days/yr. Finding friends of the same age with the same condition is a lifeline May Friday 11th – Sunday 13th 2018 Diabetes Ireland is holding a Type 1 Diabetes Teenager Camp for 40 teens in Barretstown and is looking to raise €20,000 to cover the cost of this event and another children’s event in 2018. … Continue reading Diabetes Teen Camp Barretstown May 2018