Effective education for diabetes self-management

Our summer camps

Our summer camps

The school camps for young people with type-1 diabetes are a privileged educational moment in which participants can practice the self-management of diabetes in a supervised environment, and may share experiences and feelings with health workers and, above all, with other participants.

After the establishment of the ComET, based on the experience gained since 1994, always in synergy with the ADIG-Lazio, we have turned to adolescents (aged 13 to 18), working with colleagues from the GED of Sardinia.

Starting in 2004, we introduced - among the first ones - the narrative-autobiographical approach, thanks to the collaboration with Natalia Piana and Giannermente Romani. From 2003 to 2009 the school camps were also accredited as ECM training for Health Professionals in Diabetology.

Below, a brief account of the School-Camps, almost all realized with the ADIG-Lazio (President Raffaella Sommacal, Vice-President Maria Rita Luzzitelli).

 

 27/8 - 4/9 2000 (9 days), Rivisondoli (AQ), Hotel 5 Miglia.

Participants 31: 21 (16 F, 5 M) from Lazio and 10 (4 F, 6 M) from Sardinia.

Health Operators: 20 (14 from Lazio, 6 from Sardinia - 13 MD, 4 RD, 3 RN). Animators: 2.

 

 30/8 - 7/9 2001 (9 days), Rivisondoli (AQ), Hotel 5 Miglia.

Participants 28: 18 (13 F, 5 M) from Lazio and 10 (2 F, 8 M) from Sardinia.

Health Operators: 11 (8 from Lazio, 3 from Sardinia - 8 MD, 1 RDiet, 2 RN). Animators: 1.

 

 21-30 / 6 2002 (10 days), Lanusei (OG), Hotel Villa Selene.

Participants 34: 18 (9 F, 9 M) from Lazio and 16 (6 F, 10 M) from Sardinia.

MD: 9 (7 from Lazio, 2 from Sardinia). Animators: 1.

 

 3-12 / 9 2003 (10 days), CivitellaAlfedena (AQ), Hotel Valdirose.

Participants 25: 13 (7 F, 6 M) from Lazio and 12 (5 F, 7 M) from Sardinia.

MD: 8 (5 from Lazio, 3 from Sardinia). Animators: 2.

HCP training in ECM: 6 (2 MD, 4 RN).

 

 22-30 / 6 2004 (9 days), Lanusei (OG), Hotel Villa Selene.

Participants 31: 15 (5 F, 10 M) from Lazio and 16 (8 F, 8 M) from Sardinia.

HCP: 6 (4 from Lazio, 2 from Sardinia - 5 MD, 1 RN).

Educators: 2. Animators: 1.

HCP trainingin ECM: 11 (6MD, 3 RD, 1 RN, 1 psichol).

 

 20-28 / 6 2005 (9 days), Lanusei (OG), Hotel Villa Selene.

Participants 38: 19 (11 F, 8 M) from Lazio, 15 (8 F, 7 M) from Sardinia, 3 (2 F, 1 M) from Piedmont and 1 (M) from Veneto.

Health Operators: 8 (4 from Lazio, 4 from Sardinia - 5 MD, 2 RD, 1 RN). Educators: 2. Animators: 1. HCP training in ECM: 16 (9 MD, 6 RN, 1 RD).

 

 20-28 / 6 2006 (9 days), Roccaraso (AQ), Hotel Concad'Oro.

Participants 25: 18 (10 F, 8 M) from Lazio, and 7 (M) from Sardinia.

Health Operators: 7 (4 from Lazio, 2 from Sardinia, 1 from Lombardy - 6 MD, 1 RN). Educators: 2. Animators: 2.

HCP training in ECM: 12 (5 MD, 6 RN, 1 psichol).

 

 13-15 / 10 2006 (3 days), Bevagna (PG), Il PoggiodeiPettirossi.

Meeting for adults with type-1 diabetes organizedby the DiabetesCenter of the St. Joseph Hospital of Marino (dr Bloise) in collaboration with D-Project, on the theme ”Treat and Take Care".

Participants 10 (age 21-47 years). Doctors 2. Educators 2.

 

 28/8 –5/9 2007 (9 days), Castelsardo (SS), Baja Sunajola, Lu Bagnu.

Participants 20: 12 from Lazio (5 f, 7 m) and 8 from Sardinia (2 f, 6 m).

Health Operators: 7 (5 from Lazio, 1 from Sardinia, 1 from Lombardy - 5 MD, 2 RN). Educators: 2.

HCP training in ECM : 6 (5 MD, 1 RN).

 

 25/6 –3/7 2008 (9 days), Rivisondoli (AQ), Hotel 5 Miglia.

Participants 21: 11 from Lazio (5 f, 6 m), and 10 from Sardinia (5 f, 5 m).

Health Operators: 7 (5 from Lazio, 2 from Sardinia - 6 MD, 1 RN). Educators: 2. Animators: 2.

HCP training in ECM : 9 (5 MD, 4 RN).

21-27 / 2 2009 (7 days), Misurina (BL), Istituto Pio XII.

Camp organized by the pediatric diabetes centers of Verona (dr L. Pinelli) and of Parma (dr G. Chiari).

Participants 24: 16 from Verona (8 m, 8 f), 8 from Parma (4 m, 4 f).

Healthcare professionals 9 (5 from Verona, 3 from Parma, 1 from Rome - 4 MD, 3 RN, 1 RD, 1 Psych). Educators: 2. Animators: 1.

HCP training for a Master in TPE: 6.

 

  3-6 / 12 2009 (4 days), Paliano (FR). Follow up.

24 Lazio participants (13 f, 11 m): 3 from 2004, 1 from 2005, 3 from 2006, 10 from 2007, 8 from 2008.

Doctors: 3. Educators: 2. Animators: 2. Expert patient: 1.

 

  2-8 / 9 2010 (7 days), Roccaraso(AQ), Hotel Concad'Oro.

Participants 13 from Lazio (6 f, 7 m).

Health Operators: 8 (6 MD, 2 RN). Educators: 2. Animators: 2. Expert patients: 2.