Type One Cares

Send A Kid To T1D Camp
Type One Cares – a campaign dedicated to building a community to assist those affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) with support, education and endowment, so they can live a powerful life beyond the diagnosis. Type One has partnered with the Barton Center for Diabetes Education, one of the largest, independent camping and educational programs in the country dedicated to children who live with diabetes and the people who care for them. Type One will be providing scholarships for local children living with T1D to attend a week of residential camp this summer.

“I want to thank you for your assistance in allowing my grandson Camden Burrows to attend Camp Joslin on a Send a Kid to T1D Camp Scholarship. He enjoyed it very much and couldn’t say enough about the program and the staff. He hopes to attend again next year and even spoke about the possibility of becoming a counselor some day. The work done by the Faustman Lab is truly remarkable. Hopefully, it will lead to a cure someday for Cam, his sister Sophie and everyone else who has to deal with this dreadful disease 24/7.” – William Hurley

Sports, games, arts and crafts, and the powerful experience of connecting with other kids just like themselves – type 1diabetes camp can be a life-changing experience for kids with type 1 diabetes. While type 1 is what brings these campers together, diabetes camp is like any other camp — a place where kids play, have fun, try new things, and make memories and friends that can last a lifetime.

The focus of the program is fun and support – the goal is to educate children and their families on how to manage the daily rigors of diabetes, so they can live fuller and healthier lives.

The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, Inc. is one of the largest, independent camping and educational programs in the country dedicated to children who live with diabetes and the people who care for them. The Camp maintains a staff to camper ration which meets or exceeds typical camp requirements. Barton’s diabetes team consists of experienced endocrinologists, nurse educators, dietitians, mental health professionals, and well-trained counselors – many of whom have diabetes themselves and serve as role models.

The Barton Center’s commitment to excellence is underscored by its consistent high marks from accreditation and licensing organizations and, more importantly, from the children and families served. The Barton Center’s girl’s campus in North Oxford, Massachusetts, is located on the scenic grounds of the historic Clara Barton Birthplace and consists of modern facilities with access to over 200 acres of woodlands and fields. Camp Joslin for boys, a program owned and operated by The Barton Center, is located just three miles away in nearby Charlton on 145 acres of forest and sports fields surrounding a scenic 20 acre pond. The Barton Center complies with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is licensed by local boards of health, and is accredited by the American Camp Association.

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Send A Kid To T1D Camp – Scholarship Nominations
Date To Be Announced For Summer Camp 2019
Through donations and fundraising as part of the Type One Cares campaign, we are honored to provide scholarships for local children with T1D to attend a week of residential camp at the Barton Center for Diabetes. Selected candidates would choose a week based on Camp availability.

Any interested camper, friend, community or family member may nominate a candidate for this life-changing opportunity by submitting an essay with the guidelines listed below. The T1D camper must be between the ages of 6 and 16, a New England resident and has the permission and approval of a guardian or parent.

Email us at info@type-one.org for more information.

• Nominee’s full name and address, gender, birthdate, age at diagnosis.
• Nominee’s guardian or parent’s contact information including name, address, email
 address and phone number.
• What would a week of camp in a supportive setting mean to the perspective camper
 being nominated?
• Share a photo, video or illustration with us if you choose.

The number of scholarships offered will be determined based on the success of our fundraising efforts and events. Scholarships will be announced on a future date to be determined.

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Providing Financial Help for Diabetes Management and Treatment
Diabetes management and treatment is expensive. New Onset patients spend about $1,400 on education and appointment fees. Pump Therapy can create better control, but can cost up to $1,200 each month. Insulin for children can cost about $300 a month. Testing six to eight times a day is normal and all those test strips add up to about $300 a month. The cost can be debilitating for many families, and going without insulin is not an option, but Type One is here to help.

For qualifying recipients, Type One will provide assistance for families in need of purchasing diabetes supplies such as insulin, syringes, and test strips. Assist in paying for emergency care and assist with travel and accommodation expenses for appointments when applicable. Proper supplies, education, and care allow a patient to properly manage diabetes, and by bettering care early on, risk for long term complications is much lower.