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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

July 23, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A summer camp in Tifton teaches children with diabetes to be confident despite the challenges of their disease.

The kids get to swim, go horseback riding and even skate at the camp. But as they have fun, counselors teach them how to regulate their blood sugar levels. The eight children enrolled in this camp either have type one or type two diabetes.

This camp shows there are other children like themselves, who have to deal with taking insulin on a daily basis.

"Just so that they realize that there are other people that are facing exactly the same thing that they are. That's the best. They have jelled well and are having a good time with each other," said camp manager, Linda Moore.

This is the second year that the Diabetes Educational Center at Tift Regional has sponsored this summer camp program.

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