DiAthlete’s summer camp

Gareth Griffiths, aka DiAthlete, together with the League of Diabetes team, is putting on the next camp for adults living with Type 1 diabetes in the UK.

Griffiths comments, “In first setting this up in 2019, I knew that there was a need through the extensive engagement across the online diabetes community and yet, very few face-to-face opportunities that existed for adults. Often the ones that do, though usually great to attend, are quite formal or in a lecture format. The idea of this camp is to breakdown areas of information in sociable and relatable approaches, with an emphasis on the emotional wellbeing factors across the day-to-day medical responsibilities involved in diabetes self-management.”

He continues, “The experiences of getting groups around campfires, with each individual being so different in life and yet connected with an unbreakable bond through diabetes, and seeing people open up on the everyday challenges – sometimes with tears, sometimes with laughter – with support around them, has been empowering in continuing with this.”

Those who are interested in attending “Camp Phoenix” in July 2024 can find out more here.

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