Diabetes technology at camp: A rich learning environment
Julia E. Blanchette
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
Cheryl Switzer
Cleveland Clinic Children's, Center of Pediatric Endocrinology, USA
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Blanchette, J., & Switzer, C. (2019). Diabetes technology at camp: A rich learning environment. Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Research, (1(5), 9-13. Retrieved from http://scopuseu.com/scopus/index.php/med-farm/article/view/536
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Over 20,000 children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) attend diabetes camps across the United States and Canada annually (Diabetes Education & Camping Association, 2018). Diabetes self-management technology is rapidly evolving so diabetes camps must adapt to these changes. Approximately 75% of children with T1D that attend camp use technologies such as insulin pumps, automated insulin delivery systems, continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMs) and remote monitoring systems (American Diabetes Association [ADA], 2017). Without proper education and first hand use, these devices can be intimidating and complicated for healthcare providers to utilize. Diabetes camp offers an intensive learning environment to allow healthcare providers the opportunity to observe and study these devices and, in turn, come to understand how technology aids T1D management (ADA, 2017).

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