A November to Remember
At Camp Kudzu South GA, we had an eventful month!
On World Diabetes Day (November 14), we teamed up with the staff of Memorial Health and the Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital to bring some fun (and love of pickles) to the third floor as we also celebrated National Pickle Day.
A mobile kitchen was set up in the lobby of the pediatric floor as inpatients were invited to join us in making homemade pickles. Giving children the opportunity to escape their room and try something new and tasty was the perfect way to bring them multiple educational opportunities. Camp Kudzu South GA provided an educational coloring sheet about pickles, measuring spoons, and brochures for each child to take home.
On November 16, we were invited to the City of Savannah Park and Recreation Department’s first-ever Diabetes Awareness Walk and Education Day. Though the walk component was rained out, we had the opportunity to move indoors and learn about two very involved community members living with T1D. Our rainy morning together has opened up new connections in the community with the City of Savannah and a potential partnership for the future.
Finally, we rounded out the month by distributing 99 gift packets to students living with T1D in Chatham, Liberty, and Bryan county schools via their school nurses. We utilized this opportunity to provide materials about local upcoming events and included education around Diabetes Awareness Month. Understanding the value of our school nurse partnership is essential to our growth, and we look forward to continuing to cultivate these relationships.
As the month comes to a close, we are reflecting on all we are thankful for here in Savannah and Coastal GA. Most of all, we are thankful for the new members of our expanding community.
Thank you for your continued support; we cannot wait to see what the next year has in store!
Contributed by Cyndi Satlow