Injection Connection – Overview
Injection Connection events are teen specific gatherings for teens living with diabetes and their non-diabetic friends. IC events include a night of fun (sports events, recreational activities, etc) and education to help them with issues they face with diabetes at their age. Thanks to our wonderful diabetes educators we offer some amazing education sessions with topics that include How to deal with issues with a school nurse, the different pharmaceutical companies and products available, how to best protect yourself in the emergency room, and with the non-diabetic teens, we had an opportunity to teach them how to be a great support system for their friend or family member. At the events, the campers participated in numerous activities such as bowling, 9-square, movies, games within the dinosaur exhibit and much more. The teen years are the hardest and camp helps the diabetic teens get through it but unfortunately camp is only a few times a year. These Injection Connection programs are geared to help bridge the gap in-between camps and continue to help these teens with diabetes succeed and maintain a healthy lifestyle all year long. Allowing the teens to bring a non-diabetic friend to these events gives them the opportunity to educate and build a greater support system for themselves outside of the camp community.