Mark Arend (arend@PEOPLES.NET)
Sat, 9 Nov 1996 06:37:38 -0600
I got home last night and had a call from the father of one of my newest
Tenderfoots. (Tenderfeet?) His son is in hospital having just been
diagnosed with diabetes. We have had food allergies in the Troop but this
is my first diabetic. I have several requests:
1. Obviously his Patrol, and to a certain extent the whole Troop, will
have to change cooking styles (which isn't the worst thing since a diabetic
diet is a lot healthier than what we usually eat). Are there any good
diabetic camp recipes out there? How about advice on converting some Troop
favorites? (Although I don't think their favorite chocolate-cherry cake
will survive). This came at a good time for us; because of the holidays we
don't have a campout until January.
2. His father is going to sit down with us and tell us what we need to
know and watch for but are there any special conditions or circumstances
that the father or doctor might not think of but that might show up in a
3. Are there any other diabetic Scouts out there who could offer him a
few words of encouragement. This is quite an upheaval in his life and I
know he is apprehensive. Hearing from other kids might help. His name is
Josh; if you email me I will pass it on.
Thanks for the help.
Mark W. Arend
Beaver Dam Community Library
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Beaver Dam, Wisc. 53916 man's best friend. Inside of
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