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April 11, 1931

THE SUMMER CAMP AS A FACTOR IN CONTROL OF DIABETIC CHILDREN

Author Affiliations

Chief of Diabetic Clinic and Assistant in Diabetes, Respectively, the Grace Hospital DETROIT

JAMA. 1931;96(15):1217-1219. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720410027009
Abstract

A summer camp for the diabetic child is no longer unique. Several such camps have been organized and have been in operation for from one to five successful seasons. As we x have stated before, every large city is a potential field for the development of such a camp, which exerts a powerful influence on the morale and physical fitness of this special group. After an experience of five summers in the management of a camp for diabetic children, which has grown from a makeshift affair with four patients to the rather complicated organization of 1930, which was capable of caring for fifty children, we feel that this type of organization fulfils a definite need and that the development of other camps for diabetic children is to be encouraged.

The aim of all camps has been to get the child outdoors for a time and away from the parents, who

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