- Published: 18 January 2018 18 January 2018
Learning about how Lions can fight Diabetes
Our very special guest speaker at a recent Vergennes Lions meeting was Colin Foster. Colin was joined by his father, Mark Foster, and he spoke to the club about his Type 1 Diabetes and how it has affected his life. Colin’s parents acquired a German Shepard that is trained to detect the changes in smell when Colin has a sugar high or low, and alert Colin and those around. Their efforts to find the best dog for this job sent them to Germany, and they ended up buying the whole litter. Colin attended Camp Joslin, a summer camp in Massachusetts operated by the Barton Center for Diabetes Education, specifically for youth that live with Type 1 Diabetes. Many Lions clubs sponsor diabetic youth to attend camp Joslin, or the Vermont Overnight Camp also operated by the Barton Center right here in South Hero, VT on the camp Ta-Kum-Ta camp grounds. This year's Vermont Overnight Camp will be July 8-13 2018.