Community Support

Diabetes Camps

There are several camps for children with diabetes in our region. Please see the list below for opportunities.

Camp Courageous Kids

Camp Courageous Kids is a week-long camp in Scottsville, Kentucky for kids ages 7-16 with diabetes whose mission is: Instilling inspiration and empowerment, while enhancing the lives of children with serious illnesses. A diabetes family retreat is also offered once a year!

For additional information: please contact Camper Admissions 270-618 2912 or

Friends for Life Children with Diabetes Conference

“One of the most magical times for people with diabetes happens every year in July, with the annual Friends For Life® Conference hosted at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida." Participate in discussion groups, share your story, and help motivate and support others who walk in similar shoes.

Register online at

Camp Hopewell

Camp Hopewell in Oxford, MS offers three sessions for campers with T1DM. One of the great things for the camper is that living with diabetes is the norm for the week, so everyone counts carbs, checks blood sugars, and tries to balance food, insulin, exercise and loads of fun! Campers are encouraged to develop age appropriate responsibilities for maintaining their diabetes.

Register online at

Camp Sweeney

Camp Sweeney in Gainsville, TX is an 18 day camp for children with diabetes. Camp Sweeney’s mission is to build a family that can help to support campers through all of the highs and lows of T1DM. As campers support one another over the course of a session, they build friendships that are based in service – friendships they can count on long past the end of the summer.

Register online at

Camp Day2Day

Memphis Camp Day2Day is a lifeline for children with diabetes to develop the critical skills needed to thrive while managing this disease. Camp is free and includes medical supervision, lunch, snacks, American Diabetes Association camp T-shirt, supervised program activities and some diabetes supplies.

Register online at

Community Resources for Children with Diabetes and Their Families

Families are encouraged to contact your insurance company to get connected with a Diabetes Case Manager.

Le Bonheur Diabetes Self-Management Education Service

(Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for meeting national standards)

Check with your insurance for coverage of payment. You must have a doctor’s order to attend class.

Contact: (901) 287-7337. Request a message be sent to Diabetes Education.


Diabetes Education videos also available online. Go to

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF)

Local chapter: Collierville, Tenn.

Contact: (901) 861-6550


Free Offer: Bag of Hope (only for Type 1 Diabetes)

American Diabetes Association

Contact: 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383)


Free Offer: Courage-Wisdom-Hope Kit (only for Type 1 Diabetes)

Church Health and Wellness Center

Free Cooking class series offered seasonally

Registration required for all diabetes classes and cooking classes

Contact: (901) 272-0003


Kroc Center

Community center with after school and camp programs, fitness center, sports leagues, and more

Contact: (901) 729-8007



Membership rates are income-based

Contact: (901) 766-7677


Memphis Fit Kids

Online tool to assist families in recognizing children’s health habits and finding local healthy lifestyle resources.


Helpful Websites for Children with Diabetes and Their Families

Recipe Ideas

Patient-focused Diabetes News

 Campus based diabetes support groups

Online community for diabetes support

Helpful Tips and Resources for Type 1 diabetes

Helpful Tips and Resources for Type 2 diabetes

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