Newly Diagnosed Children with Diabetes Enjoy Free Camp Experience

Earlier this month, the JDRF Arizona Chapter allowed more than 70 kids with type 1 diabetes to attend camp together in Prescott. At the camp, attendees formed friendships, played human foosball, learned archery, went ziplining, enjoyed the campfire and more.
The camp is specially designed for newly diagnosed kids so they are able to see they are not alone in their journey with diabetes.
Thanks to support from Thunderbird Charities, children were able to go at no cost to their families. The camp was made possible by three volunteer endocrinologists — Dr. Joel Hahnke, Dr. Oliver Oatman and Dr. Bithika Thompson — nine medical staff, fourteen diabetic counselors and three general counselors.
Direct Relief, Lilly, Novo Nordisk Inc. and Sanofi provided diabetes supplies for the children as well.

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