Learning how to manage Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) can be fun!
31 young people with T1D joined another successful A4D Diabetes Family Camp in Ubon Ratchathani. Through interactive workshops, both they and their families learned how to live a full and active life with the condition.
A Confidence Booster!
At A4D we believe that fun learning is the best for young people! That’s why we have bingo games, cooking classes, sports and role model sessions at our camps. Each activity focuses on a crucial part of T1D health.
One of the activities is the Hyper and Hypo attack card game.
Suffering a hypoglycemic attack is a terrifying experience for a young child. Through this card game, we help them gain confidence through understanding how to prevent an attack and how to respond.
Fun for the Children, Facts for the Parents
Whilst the children were entertained with puppet shows and drew out their life goals in pictures, the parents received expert training from Health Professionals.
We were very fortunate to be joined by Professor Supawadee, who sat down with the parents with a psychologist from Sunprasitthiprasong Hospital to talk in detail the challenges of T1D, including insulin injection and blood glucose testing.
Through open discussion of T1D and training the parents are in a better position to support their children and so they can achieve their full potential.
A Massive Thank You!
A4D held the camp in close partnership with Sunprasitthiprasong Hospital, whose commitment to the health of their patients on our Clinic Support Program saves and transforms lives!
A massive thanks to them and all the volunteers who took part. It would not be possible without you!
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