Diabetes Tween Day Camp: A Case Study

Authors

  • Eddie Hill Weber State University
  • Rowan Williams Old Dominion University
  • Taylor Harvey Old Dominion University
  • Leryn J. Reynolds Old Dominion University
  • Laura Hill Weber State University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18666/TPE-2024-V81-I4-11726

Abstract

Approximately 1.6 million Americans have type 1 diabetes, and 200,000 of them are under the age of 20. Self-management processes for these youth such as peer-based support are essential for quality of life. This pilot study partnered with university students and Lions Club International Foundation to pilot test a new diabetes camp model and evaluations. Data were collected from 10 youth who participated in the diabetes camp held on a college campus. Data revealed they learned about fellow campers, and their experience living with and managing diabetes. This pilot program provides an innovative approach to combining community resources to serve youth with diabetes through a campus camp.

Published

2024-07-09

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Articles