Ayuda in the DR

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Ayuda in the DR

  1. 1. AYUDA in the Dominican Republic
  2. 2. Welcome to Campo Amigo RD!
  3. 3. <ul><li>Where kids with diabetes of all ages come to learn vital self management skills </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>such as how to check their blood sugars and interpret the results , </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>identify appropriate injection sites, </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>and give themselves insulin injections. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>At camp they also play sports and games, </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>sing and dance, </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>and spend time with other kids with diabetes. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>The goal is for them to know how to manage their diabetes so that it can become a smaller part of their lives. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Meet the volunteers! </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Three of us have diabetes ourselves, and we were all trained in diabetes education before camp </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>As AYUDA volunteers, we collaborated with the Dominican foundation &quot;Fundacion Aprendiendo A Vivir&quot; and local med students </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>While we weren’t working at the camp, </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>we worked on preparing materials for sports, nutrition, and education, </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>visited communities around Santo Domingo, </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>met with kids individually, </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>and visited the local hospital where our campers go for prescriptions and treatment. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>We also enjoyed delicious Dominican meals, such as mangu (mashed plantains), </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>And learned traditional dances. </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Here is a typical day at camp: </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>The day starts with the volunteers setting up for activities, snacks, and blood testing breaks, </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>And then the campers start to arrive. They are weighed, and their blood sugars are taken and recorded. </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Then the volunteers begin lessons in nutrition, diabetes education, and sports </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Between every activity, all of the campers check their blood sugars and are given insulin injections if the doctor thinks it is necessary. </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>After lunch and a third activity, all of the groups and parents come together for a final group activity </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Thank you to all of my supporters! Your donations made this camp possible. </li></ul>
  28. 28. ¡Juntos Somos Mas Fuertes!

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