To improve and empower the lives of children in our community affected by diabetes.
Cape Fear Valley Kids with Diabetes is a non-profit group that was founded in 2008. Its goal is to build healthier lives by providing diabetes education, resources and support to children and parents who have been affected by this disease.
The group sponsors the only "Diabetes Boot Camp" in Cumberland and surrounding counties. Through this camp, the children enjoy participating in traditional camp activities and connecting with other children with diabetes. Healthcare professionals oversee daily diabetes care and help these children learn to live successfully with their disease.
Diabetes camp is a blessing! Jackson was newly diagnosed last year when it came time for camp...
Where do I start. Been the only diabetic at home and school makes it very hard on Analice...
Cape Fear Valley Kids with Diabetes has been a true blessing to our family...
My son Jeremiah Braxton went to his first diabetes camp this summer 2018...
My name is Polly Johnson and I have a son named Elijah who is 12 years old who was diagnosed...
My son Jacob has attended Diabetes camp since it started. Jacob enjoys the fellowship and...
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1/4 cup quick oats
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or skim, soy)
1/4 medium banana, sliced (freeze the rest for smoothies!)
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup blueberries
4-5 drops NuNaturals liquid vanilla stevia (or your favorite sweetener)
For the topping:
1 tbsp chopped pecans (or any nut)
Place all the ingredient in a jar, shake, cover and refrigerate overnight. Add your favorite crunchy toppings such as
nuts, granola, etc and enjoy the next day!
1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped broccoli
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup nonfat or low-fat milk
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (3 oz.)
1 tablespoon chopped green onion
Nonstick cooking spray
1 small carrot, diced
10-inch skillet • Large bowl • Measuring cups • Measuring spoons • Mixing spoon • Sharp knife
Broil option: After removing from heat, frittata can be broiled, 6 inches from heat until eggs are completely set and no visible liquid egg remains, 2 to 3 minutes.
Three ways to serve a frittata: Serve wedges right from pan, slide uncut frittata topside-up onto platter, or invert it onto platter to show its nicely-browned bottom.
2 teaspoons olive oil (or canola oil)
1 onion (large, chopped)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 package frozen sliced carrots (16 ounces)
1 package dry lentils (16 ounces, rinsed and drained)
3 cans diced tomatoes (14.5 ounces each)
3 cups water
1 teaspoon chili powder
May use any vegetable oil in place of olive oil.
May use fresh garlic, minced, in place of garlic powder.
May use "no salt added" canned, diced tomatoes for less sodium.
May use a mix of other spices such as cayenne pepper, cumin, and oregano in place of chili powder.
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or skim milk)
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tbsp agave (or sugar, honey)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 egg whites
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup fresh blueberries
Preheat oven to 400°. Line a muffin tin with liners and lightly spray with oil.
Place oats in a food processor or chopper and pulse a few times. Soak oats in milk for about 30 minutes.
In a medium bowl combine brown sugar, agave, applesauce, egg whites, oil, vanilla, and mix well.
In a third bowl combine whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and whisk to combine.
Combine oats and milk with sugar, applesauce mixture and mix well. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Fold in blueberries.
Spoon into the muffin tin and bake for 22-24 minutes. Enjoy!!
1 cup unsweetened milk
3/4 cup fresh blueberries, blackberries and raspberries
2 tbsp chia seeds
5-6 drops Nu-Naturals liquid stevia (or sweetener to taste)
Combine the milk, chia seeds, and fruit in a glass jar with a lid. Cover and shake well, set aside for 15 minutes. Give it another good shake then refrigerate overnight or at least 5-6 hours.
Where do I start. Been the only diabetic at home and school makes it very hard on Analice because she feels single out and alone. Analice has been very active participating in al CFV Kids with Diabetes group but this year she was able to stay overnight at Camp. I was a complete mess but reminded myself: "I trust all and everyone there, it's going to be ok". She not only had a blast, but she learned that many kids feel the same way she does. She learned how to count her carbs and ever since she checks and bolus with no complaints. I AM BEYOND THANKFUL for all you do for our children.
- The Elliott Family
Diabetes camp is a blessing! Jackson was newly diagnosed last year when it came time for camp. He had never been to an away camp before. He wanted to go and was so excited. The parents answered all of my questions that I had the days before on the Facebook page. As soon as we got there, Jackson started playing and wanted me to leave. So, I did. This was my 1st break since diagnosis. I knew he was in great hands.
On Sunday when I came in, they were serving lunch and Jackson gave himself his on shot. This was a huge deal. We never could get him to give himself a shot before. Then as soon as we got home, he inserted his Dexcom on his own. I was overjoyed and so proud. He was so proud of himself that he just beamed with pride.
He learned so much that weekend. He made friendships that will last a lifetime. He played so hard and ate some awesome food. He cannot wait until next summer. Mom is looking forward to her weekend break.
- The Donley Family
Cape Fear Valley Kids with Diabetes has been a true blessing to our family. Our T1D son has learned so much through camp and education over the past 4 years. Dr. Cordero and her family group are a valuable source of parent and family support, involvement, and encouragement. Being part of this group really does make life "SWEET!"
- The Blue Family
My son Jeremiah Braxton went to his first diabetes camp this summer 2018. Jeremiah was diagnosed 3 years ago with Type 1 diabetes. He had a great time at camp and got to meet other kids who have Diabetes. He made lifelong friends and he canâ€™t wait to go back. Camp was great for Jeremiah. My family and Jeremiah are very Thankful that Jeremiah had the opportunity to go to camp. It really means a lot to our family.
- The Brewington Family
My name is Polly Johnson and I have a son named Elijah who is 12 years old who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 10. This year he participated in Cape Fear Valley's first NC Diabetes Diabetes Games. I can truly say he was proud to be a part of an event for children with the same challenges. This event allowed him to excel in games he could not usually participate in due to diabetes. Elijah expressed he had the time of his life. As a parent of a child chronically ill it gave me joy to see him smile. It also helped to connect with other parents who could relate to my challenges. This event was a blessing and greatly needed. I look forward to the next event.
- The Johnson Family
My son Jacob has attended Diabetes camp since it started. Jacob enjoys the fellowship and the kinship that evolves from the camp. I remember his first time at Diabetes camp. I could see his trepidation. When we picked Jacob up that Sunday he made authentic friends. He belonged to a family. This camp is a time for children with Type 1 diabetes to bond, learn life skills to be a healthy and successful child and eventually an adult. This camp is a true blessing for children who deal with a disease on a hourly and daily basis.
- The Ramirez Family
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