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Why Camp? Ask Jenn Wagener.

When your child is diagnosed with type one diabetes a million things goes through your mind. One of the thought was -  how is my child going to get by each day when they grow up.? Will they be able...

Why Camp? Ask Jenn Wagener.

When your child is diagnosed with type one diabetes a million things goes through your mind. One of the thought was -  how is my child going to get by each day when they grow up.? Will they be able to cope will the daily routine of type one? That was a question that...

Do your words really matter?

"A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever." -Jessamyn West How many times have you been badly hurt by a few words? Sometimes even by good-intention loved ones or close friends. We teach our children that “sticks and stones make break my...

Why Camp? Ask Morgan Munroe.

Hi I’m Morgan. I have been a DYS camper since I was seven years old. This summer I will be a counselor for Little Shots and I could not be more excited. I attended Little Shots camp for 3 years and then made my way up to Big Shots for 6 years. Being a camper has...

Your Home Away from Home

You may know or have heard about the Ronald McDonald House, located on the campus of ProMedica Toledo Hospital. You may have even spent some time there at one point. But did you know all that the house can provide for you? The Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Ohio...

Why Leadership? Ask Emily Yensch.

Being the only diabetic in my family and only having a few supporters, it was very important to find a group of people who understood diabetes. Instead, I found a lot more. I found a family. With this came a lot of leadership opportunities for me. I love...

My Purse Has Diabetes Too

You or your child may have type 1 diabetes, but did you know your purse does too?  We asked a few women in our DYS family to give us a peek into their purse.  Can you relate? How does your purse compare to these? I am a mom with TWO kids...

Be SMART in 2018

If the crowded gyms and weight loss meetings in January are any indication, healthy living and weight loss are top resolutions for the New Year. Everyone wants to be healthier, more organized, and less stressed. When you are reviewing your goals for a “new year, new...

Why DYS? Dr. Watkins

  In June, Dr. Mark Watkins will join us for camp for the 10th time. Usually you will find him hard at work at the EDCC, but at camp you may find him climbing the 50 foot tree! Dr. Watkins knows that he is, technically, working as the medical director and on duty at...

Coughs, Sniffs, and Sneezes…Oh, my!

Do you hear it? The sound of winter? Coughs, sniffles, and sneezes! No matter how much you want to put your kid in a bubble to keep them from getting sick, you probably won’t escape the winter without a single sniffle. For a parent with a child managing diabetes, you...