Mountain Mist Outdoor Center in Meriden offers diabetes day camp
It’s been a world of changes for Aniyah Slater, 11, who learned in October she has diabetes. There is the new concern over her blood sugar levels and her diet, while she’s playing, making arts and crafts and new friends at summer camp.
”It’s nice and fun here,” Aniyah said. “I wish it was a little bit longer.”
Aniyah is one of 29 children attending a pilot diabetes day camp at the YMCA’s Mountain Mist Outdoor Center. The camp is run in conjunction with the Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, the Y, and funded through the Lion’s Club.
Dr. Cem Demirci, the medical director of the Children’s Medical Center diabetes program, and five medical staff members volunteered their vacation time and are spending the week at the outdoor center.