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Project Promoter: Fundacja Wymiany Kulturowej toTU toTAM
Proposal: 1st thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 27 998,00 EUR
Partners: Polskie Stowarzyszenie Diabetyków Podkarpacki Oddział Wojewódzki
Duration time: 31.12.2021-30.05.2023

D-CAMP is an education and development project addressed to people with type 1 diabetes: children, adolescents and adults and their families. Diabetes is currently one of the most psychologically burdening chronic conditions. In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic is forcing sick people, including people with diabetes and their families, to be more independent in managing their illness. According to nutritionist Milena Kuzaka, “there is a lack of multidisciplinary teams treating children with diabetes, especially diabetes educators, whose task should be to educate patients and their families. There is a lack of educators who, as part of their work, would take care of the education of teachers and caregivers of children in school or kindergarten. There is no diabetes education as a separate contractual service”. According to diabetologist prof. Jan Tatoń, “education is not only about transferring knowledge, but also about showing the way to rebuild one’s personality, counteracting anxiety and depression, developing a creative approach and psychological resilience”. As part of the project, we organise a 7-day camp in Przemyśl for three groups of people with type 1 diabetes. We conduct training on diabetes and provide physical activities, including bicycle trips. We carry out training in line with the Life Plan Academy’s personal development programme, the Pole method, which helps build mental resilience. We develop educational tools to support people with diabetes and their families. We initiate intergenerational initiatives, and engage people at risk of exclusion in self-advocacy. The project partner is the Polish Diabetes Association – circles in Rzeszów, Jarosław and Przemyśl.