Diabetes Day Camp
Kennewick General Hospital is holding their 2nd Annual Tri-Cities' Diabetes Day Camp for children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
The camp began as a way to teach kids about diabetes using hands-on activities , educational sessions and outdoor fun.
This year's theme is "Fear Factor," as a way to promote the kids to overcome fears about a diabetes diagnosis.
"It makes me feel a little more comfortable that I have diabetes," said Luke Liebert, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. "Diabetes cannot stop you...from anything."
Liebert is one of 34 children in the camp this year, they all range from ages 7 to 18.
According to the National Institues of Health, in order to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in children, parents should have them maintain a healthy weight, be sure they are physically active and limit their time in front of the T.V. and computer.