Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing




Ballentine, Hope

Committee Member/Reader

Franks, Lisa


Residential diabetes camp plays an important role in the health care plan of children with diabetes. The multidisciplinary team at Camp Sweeney provides primary care and continued diabetes health education for their patients, empowering them to build healthy lifelong habits. An internship with the Southwestern Diabetic Foundation allowed me to gain more hands on experience with a pediatric population, acquire a greater understanding of the complex variables that go into treating chronic illness, and create age appropriate teaching presentations. The purpose of my position was to engage with children in order to create a positive experience for both their physical and mental health. Through this experience, I learned how to motivate children to play an active role in their own health care as well as many technical skills regarding diabetes care.


Camp Sweeney, Pediatric Diabetes Camp, Type One Diabetes