(ZIZ News) — The St. Kitts Diabetes Association and the St. Kitts and Nevis Red Cross Society have collaborated to host a 24 hour camp for young people diagnosed with Diabetes.

During a telephone interview with the Public Relations Officer of the St. Kitts Diabetes Association, Dr. Reginald O’loughlin, explained why the camp is being held.

He said, “We recognise that the young children with Diabetes, those particularly who have to be using insulin, they have some challenges and one of the main challenges is how to eat, what to eat, what can we get locally and how to prepare it so that it does not have any major impact on their blood sugar levels to the extent that they can develop complications so we decided, let’s have a 24 hour camp where we would demonstrate, with the assistance of a dietician, how to prepare stuff from what we have readily available, stuff that they can keep their diabetes in check.”

Dr. O’loughlin said although a large number of children have not been diagnosed with the disease, it is important that current patients receive information that will help them in their daily lives.