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Avera Medical Minute: Diabetes Day Camp

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It costs 25 dollars and kids just need to bring a sack lunch.

"There's nothing like being able to drop him off in the morning, go to work and not worry about a thing."

Lauri Sohl's son Alexander has had type one diabetes since he was 13 months old.

"The regimen of always reacting to food with insulin. That pretty much dictates his schedule and his life," she says.

It also makes his mom worry every time her son isn't in her care. But a new summer camp offered by the Avera McKennan Diabetes Center and Avera Children's Hospital and clinics puts those fears to rest.

"We want kids with diabetes to have the opportunity to do all kinds of fun things but yet in a medically safe setting,"said Mary Oyos, RN, Avera McKennan.

So Alexander can be a kid for the day, doing crafts, hiking and checking out the Sertoma Butterfly House - with an extra special treat before going home.

"There's a lady who trains dogs to recognize hypoglycemina and helps people with diabetes be safe," said Alexander.

No doubt Alexander's mom will rest easy knowing her son's in the hands of medical professionals.

The one day camp is July 30th. It's for kids ages 5 to 8.

 

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