Olympian Kris Freeman and NASCAR Driver Ryan Reed to Share Their Courageous Stories with Children Who Have Type 1 Diabetes
Most children see few obstacles when looking into the future, but this may be different for children with diabetes. Kris and Ryan aim to inspire campers by sharing their personal experiences and encouraging them to dream big.
Diabetes camps offer unique experiences to children in a traditional camp setting. For many children with diabetes, this can be the first step toward gaining confidence for the future and understanding that they are not alone. Campers learn critical diabetes self-management skills, and many find camaraderie in the shared experiences of fellow campers.
"Diabetes Camp gives children and teens with diabetes the opportunity to enter that special world where they are just like everyone else," said
"Having real people who are succeeding in their diabetes journey to relate to is so important for children learning to manage and live with diabetes," said pediatric endocrinologist
Lilly Diabetes has supported camps for children with diabetes for 15 years and believes that attending a diabetes summer camp can be a valuable experience for children learning to live with diabetes. Since 2001, Lilly Diabetes has donated nearly
Kris and Ryan's 2015 summer diabetes camp tour begins
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