As we dropped off Cassie to Camp Clara Barton, an all girl's diabetes summer camp, for a two-week away session, a powerful realization struck me. EVERYONE there had diabetes or diabetes medical training. EVERYONE understood the fears and diligent care required. NOONE needed any explanations. Including the campers- which made Cassie fit in like a normal kid.
It's gut wrenching for parents like us to leave her without our first hand supervision. But the feeling of "normalcy" for Cassie, even for a mere two weeks, is worth it.