What I Learned
Camp Hot Shots has put my opinion of diabetes in a whole new perspective in my life. Even though I personally am not a diabetic I understand the meaning of diabetes. Growing up as a child and seeing that my mom and sister both have diabetes didn’t seem like much to me. I thought that they were the only ones in the world with this disease because I haven’t seen others at my school with this. I just thought that it was something normal for my family and rare for the rest of the world. Little did I know about this, but I had learned the seriousness of diabetes and how to take care of yourself with diabetes when I first started going to Camp Hot Shots, helping out with my parents.
Helping out with Camp Hot Shots with my sister and seeing how many other kids had this, I realized that it didn’t stop them from doing anything. Being a diabetic doesn’t put you at a disability, but at an advantage knowing and learning how to track your own blood sugars and understanding the meaning of diabetes.
Camp Hot Shots does so much for the kids there. They teach them that they are not alone with their diabetes. They show that there are not only hundreds, but thousands of other children, teens, and adults with their same disease. Camp Hot Shots teaches the kids how to test their own blood sugar, how to keep track of their blood sugars, and to not ever think that having diabetes separates you from anyone else.