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2017 Camp BETA

Camp BETA was so much fun 

For many of these children, this was their first overnight camping experience.  Judging by the smiles on their faces, it certainly won't be the last.  Touch of Nature was proud to host this years Camp BETA.  Special thanks to Camp BETA Sponsors for making it all possible:  Southern Illinois Health Care, the Diabetes Today, Resource Team, The Carbondale Lions, Ameren and Novo Nordisk.  

How did Camp BETA get its name?

The primary function of a beta cell is to store and release insulin. Insulin is a hormone that brings about effects which reduce blood glucose concentration.  Beta cells can respond quickly to spikes in blood glucose concentrations by secreting some of their stored insulin while simultaneously producing more.

Believe in Yourself
Diabetes can be managed better with a positive attitude.
Empower Yourself
You are in control, not diabetes.
Be willing to ask for help and communicate with the right people about your needs.
Take action to help your body by being proactive, eating healthy and taking your medications. 

Here are some photos from Camp BETA 2017