supporting children with diabetes
Diabetes awareness day and fundraiser
Reus (Spain), Sunday, April 8th, 2018
11.30am - 2:30 pm
We are a group of PhD students who will host a variety of scientific talks and speakers around the EU for a diabetes public awareness event and raise money for the Associació de Diabètics de Catalunya (ADC ) summer camps for children with diabetes.
These camps offer both typical fun activities as well as education on diabetes and how to live with the disease. They aim to improve the acceptance of the disease among children and their families.
The summer camps:
Promote self-esteem and autonomy
Build teamwork and solidarity with classmates
Develop lifelong skills around managing conflicting situations caused by diabetes (hypoglycaemia, cetonuria.etc )
Reinforce the importance of increasing knowledge and skills to improve control of diabetes
Highlight the positive effects of regular physical exercise on metabolic control, as well as the risks of poorly programmed activity
Visit http://adc.cat/campaments/ to find out more