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Camp Marrakesh

When a family receives the diagnosis that their child has type 1 diabetes their world is turned upside down. They quickly learn how to count carbs, calculate insulin doses,
give injections, check their own blood sugar, and much more. While the information gets piled on quickly, families often feel alone and overwhelmed by the new information and the lifestyle changes that need to be made to support their child so they are able to live a healthy life with diabetes.

Camp Marrakesh provides a weekend of emotional support, everyday advice as well as continued education about diabetes management to these families who are all going through this time of transition. Over 100 family members each year attend this weekend and experience support and growth as individuals, families, and the group as a whole.

October 12-14, 2018
Download brochure. To register, visit www.diabetes.org/campmarrakesh

Transition classes for adolescents with diabetes

Adolescence is a time of transition from childhood to adulthood. This process can be an exciting and often trying time for all involved.

The Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Diabetes team wants to assist families in this transition. Our focus will be on helping our patients assume responsibility for their health over time.

Classes may be scheduled during clinic visits or by calling the Diabetes Clinic at (414) 266-2861. All classes are located at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 8915 W. Connell Ct., Milwaukee, WI 53226. Maps and directions.

Note: Due to the sensitive topics that will be discussed during class, parents and teens will be separated. We do discourage bringing younger siblings (12 and under).

2018-19 classes offered

Transition 1

Transition 1 class is an interactive class for those patients who have completed 7th grade to sophomore year of high school. The class focuses on strategies for maintaining good communication as families maneuver through adolescence.

2018

Classes are from 4 - 6 p.m. Thursdays (unless noted below).

  • Tues., Aug. 7 (4:15 – 6:15 p.m.)
  • Sept. 20
  • Oct. 18
  • Dec. 20

2019

Classes are from 4 - 6 p.m. Thursdays (unless noted below).

  • Jan. 17
  • March 21
  • April 18
  • May 16

Transition 2

Transition 2 is the final class and is geared toward juniors, seniors and college freshman or sophomores. This is an interactive class with group discussions. Topics include planning for independent living and diabetes at college.

2018

Classes are from 4 - 6 p.m. Thursdays (unless noted below).

  • Wed., Aug. 15, 2018 (4 - 6 p.m.)
  • Sept. 6
  • Nov. 1
  • Dec. 6

2019

  • Jan. 3
  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 2
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