Diabetes Camp Together

Cohort: 2018-2019

This project is no longer ongoing

Klara Pickova – Czech Republic

Diabetes Camp Together was a four-day diabetes camp for adults with diabetes and their partners. The camp focused on everyday diabetes management, coping strategies, the psychological impact of diabetes on the partners of people with diabetes and hypoglycaemia management. Campers could join various sports activities, including guidance on adjusting treatment during exercise. There were also workshops on hypoglycaemia (including practical training on glucagon administration), diabetes technology – continuous sensors, alarm fatigue, insulin pump FAQ, nutrition and meal management with diabetes.

The first camp took place in May/June 2018. After the event, more than half the participants felt less anxiety and concern about diabetes management than before, and more than half of the participants’ partners said they felt better equipped to give support when needed.

The second diabetes camp was held in September 2018.  Again, feedback from participants indicated improved diabetes management and improved skills in key areas such as flexible treatment, sports, travel, nutrition and the use of technologies.

The success of these camps was featured in the Czech Republic’s national diabetes patients magazine DIAstyl. The article highlighted the achievements made by participants and the community of people living with diabetes in the Czech Republic.