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Signup on for free local diabetes camp for kids

Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – Diabetes does not have to prevent children from living active, satisfying lives.

That’s the message Partnership for a Healthy Lee County will impart at its first free camp for kids diagnosed with diabetes from 7:30 a.m. to noon July 11 at Camp Reynoldswood in Dixon. Parents are invited to stay for the day.

Campers, who must be entering the second through 10th grades, will learn how activity affects blood-sugar levels, how to make healthy snacks, how to manage their diabetes, and other information and skills needed to help them “pursue their dreams and live successfully with this lifelong disease,” the partnership says on its website.

Activities will include human Foosball, scavenger hunts, tie-dyeing, archery, and arts and crafts.

Information on diabetes and local resources, and meter, pump and insulin company reps will be available to all community members from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Register online at www.partnershipforahealthyleecounty.evenbrite.com by June 16. A packet of information and forms will be mailed, some of which must be filled out by the child’s doctor.

Those interested in the camp but who do not have a child within the age range may call 815-284-3371 for information on how they still can participate.

Contact Kalin or Michelle at the Lee County Health Department, 815-284-3371, or kwerner@lchd.com or mkelly@lchd.com| with questions or for more information.

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