Teens may not be comfortable talking to their parents or doctors about issues and situations that they may be dealing with now or will soon be facing like drinking, drugs, driving and sex. All of these activities will impact their diabetes, but do teens know in what ways?
The goals of this weekend are to expose teens to some positive role models, give them medically accurate information, allow them to ask as many questions as they want, and to support them in their diabetes management and independence.
I am so proud that the DYFI has expanded our reach even further and now helps kids with diabetes from ages 5-19. The goal of our camp and program is to help kids and teens self manage their disease for a lifetime of health, happiness and opportunities. Our new teen weekend is another way we are trying to accomplish that.