The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) is a multidisciplinary association dedicated to empowering healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to deliver exceptional diabetes management, education and support. AADE’s members serve on the healthcare teams at many of DECA’s camps. DECA and the AADE Camp Community of Interest Group cooperatively work on many projects that promote and enhance education for youth with diabetes and their families at camp and in other non-traditional settings.
The American Diabetes Association funds research, delivers services, provides information and gives a voice to those living with diabetes. The ADA owns and operates many of DECA’s member camps and serves as a valued partner in DECA’s efforts to promote and enhance camp programs for youth and families.
The Canadian Diabetes Association’s mission is to lead the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure. We deliver our mission by providing people with diabetes and healthcare professionals with education and services; advocating on behalf of people with diabetes; supporting research and translating research into practical applications. The Canadian Diabetes Association is a member of DECA, and operates summer camps, family camps and youth retreat programs in nine Canadian provinces.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and DECA work cooperatively to educate and support children and families who live with diabetes. Through joint projects such as the “go to camp postcard” in the “JDRF Bag of Hope” the organizations can meet their common goals of promoting volunteerism, increasing cooperative diabetes education, reducing the devastating complications of diabetes, conducting essential research and fostering fellowship among diabetes-interested organizations worldwide.
Lions worldwide are committed to helping those who live with diabetes. DECA and Lions International have formed a partnership to connect Lions to local diabetes camps so that they can be active in getting children to camps, volunteering at camps and broadening awareness. Diabetes camping programs teach children how to live well with diabetes, introduces them to lifelong friends and motivates them to overcome the challenges of this difficult health condition. View Kids Love Diabetes Camps to hear what the children say!
DECA invites Lions Clubs that operate diabetes camping programs, as well as individual Lions who are either associated with a program or just interested in diabetes camping, to become full DECA Members. DECA’s Camp and Individual Memberships offer a wealth of benefits. Please register with DECA or login to sign up for full membership. Benefits include:
The Diabetes Education and Camping Association sincerely thanks the Lions of the World for helping children live well with diabetes!
The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of students living with Type 1 diabetes through peer support and access to information and resources. CDN has chapters on campuses across North America and supports a national network of young adults just like you! For information about how to make a difference on your campus, access their resources about college life, or to refer your parents: check out their website at www.CollegeDiabetesNetwork.org.
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