We understand that a growing number of families with children with type 1 diabetes are beginning to consider lower carbohydrate meal plans as part of their child’s comprehensive diabetes management plan. Available meal plans at Camp Sweeney were developed with the aid of registered dietitians to accommodate many perspectives, including, but not limited to:
1). A desire to allow families a wide range of meal plans
2). A desire to instill in our campers the importance of a healthy nutrition plan as a key component of their overall management plan
3). A desire to, once a meal plan is selected, instill some basic mealtime expectations for all campers, including that their preselected carbs must be consumed
4). A need to have a safe, consistent and rapidly executable plan to address hypoglycemia in all campers
With all of the above in mind, Camp Sweeney is able to offer meal plans ranging from 15g to 114g of carbohydrates per meal, and 1600 to 3600 calories per day. Campers who elect the 15g/meal nutrition plan will be offered non-carbohydrate snacks at snack times.
Importantly, all hypoglycemic events will be managed per Camp Protocols regardless of which meal plan a camper selects.