Yes, all diabetes camps are staffed with trained professionals who understand and can render expert diabetes care to youth with diabetes. It is important for parents to look for camps who follow the American Camping Association standards for camps and who set ratios for diabetes healthcare coverage that ensure your child is supervised by trained individuals. DECA’s member camps are typically affiliated with major diabetes centers and diabetes professionals – endocrinologists, diabetes educators, mental health professionals and dietitians – who volunteer to coordinate and work at camps. In addition, counselors, most of whom have diabetes and were campers themselves in youth, serve as role models. All of these staff take pride in making sure that your child’s diabetes is expertly cared for.