Stopping Diabetes at Camp

By American Diabetes Association

Camp blog photo 1We’re in the middle of summer, folks, when the weather’s hottest, days are longest and kids are busiest—at summer camp, of course!

If you are a parent of a child with diabetes, the idea of sending him or her to camp might seem scary. But right now, thousands of kids with diabetes are canoeing, horseback riding, zip-lining and making new friends just like them at camp. Camp is one of the few times a child with diabetes has the opportunity to meet other kids and adults living with diabetes and feel less alone.

The American Diabetes Association is proud to be the largest provider of camps for children with diabetes in the world. Each year, more than 5,300 campers around the country are provided a traditional recreational and unique educational summer experience. Most campers don’t realize it, but a lot of learning about living with diabetes goes on while they’re having so much fun. Trained and knowledgeable staff (many living with diabetes themselves!) including endocrinologists, nurses, dieticians and counselors work with campers to teach diabetes self-management, responsibility and confidence.

Camp blog 2This year’s superhero theme, “I don’t fight villains, I Stop Diabetes®!” illustrates that children, too, can be a part of the Association’s mission to end this disease and improve the lives of all of those affected by it. By developing skills to take care of themselves and a positive attitude about living with diabetes, they prove that diabetes can’t stop them. Parents, friends, families, adults and children living with every type of diabetes—we are all working together to Stop Diabetes.

Our diabetes camps wouldn’t be possible without your support. So how can YOU help? By participating in your local Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, the Association’s signature fundraising walk! Become part of the National Camp Team and help raise money to make sure every child with diabetes has the chance for a life-changing experience at diabetes camp. Register today to walk with friends, family or coworkers.

To learn more about the Association’s camps, visit our website.

Has your child with diabetes been to one of our camps? Tell us about their experience!


Chief Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah

About Chief Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah

About Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah C.B. Helping Hands Ministries Founder/Overseer / Business owner / Nurse, Friend, Apostle Shelia Benjamin~Inusah, a small town country girl with a big heart. That big heart didn’t go unnoticed by God. At age 8; Apostle Shelia made the most important decision of her life. She decided to follow Christ. It wasn’t long before she heard the calling of God upon her life to reach the lost at any cost. To touch lives, one person at a time. By age 15 she was actively ministering to many in her community. From the young to the elderly, and even the dying; she has made it a priority to care for the souls of those in need. Today Apostle Shelia leads the C.B. Helping Hands Ministries team on a greater call. A call to reach the lost not just in our community but also around the world. C.B. Helping Hands Ministries and Apostle Shelia have become the vessel that God is using to bridge the gap between generations and touch the hearts of a lost, and dying world. Daily she ministers to the homeless, battered women, suicidal people and at risk youth among others. As a John Maxwell certified coach, and speaker she travels the world adding value to others. She is dedicated to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and helping others see their true potential. With a never quit attitude and unwavering faith, she has been able to build C.B. Helping Hands Ministries and testify of God’s provisions and unfailing love. Making sure to always give God the honor and praise. She motivates young adults like none other. She has become a renown inspirational speaker like none other. She is real, she is alive, she is on fire and excited about transforming, and adding value to others.. She is new, real, and a breath of fresh air. Called, and anointed for such a time as this.
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