(PRWEB) June 26, 2005
Kids attending diabetes camps this summer will have fun participating in "Operation When Nature Calls," a scavenger hunt designed by Susan Haley of Haley Productions. Bayer HealthCare, Diabetes Care Division, a member of the Bayer Group (NYSE:BAY), located in Tarrytown, New York, is adapting this program to be used at camps which they sponsor throughout the United States.
Ms. Haley is a type 1 diabetic herself. ÂI was diagnosed at 29 so I guess IÂm too old to attend these summer camps but IÂm thrilled to know they exist. This is not an easy disease to live with day in and day out, especially if youÂre a kid. You struggle not only with the disease but with the fact that you stand out Â youÂre different from other kids because you have special needs. At least at these camps you can pal around with other kids just like you so you donÂt feel so alone.Â
Other than lots of fun and an opportunity to make new friends and meet others who face the same challenges, the camps provide a bit of a break for the family from the daily demands of diabetes and give the child a chance to learn/improve diabetes self-management skills in a supervised setting. You can read more here: http://www.diabetes.org/communityprograms-and-localevents/diabetescamps.jsp
Bayer HealthCare has celebrated many firsts in diabetes management including inventing the first blood sugar test strips in 1964. You can read more about Ascensia brand products, services and support at http://www.ascensia.com.
Haley Productions offers a variety of do-it-yourself scavenger hunts for both kids and adults. You can read more about their hunts here: http://www.scavenger-hunt-idea.com.
For additional information, Susan Haley can be reached toll-free at 800.293.3302 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Haley Productions
Susan Haley, a New England native founded her company in 1987. At that time, she produced live performance interactive murder mysteries. When she relocated to San Francisco in 1993 she expanded her company to include San Francisco adventure hunts. In 1999, she began selling downloadable scavenger hunts, murder mystery games (http://www.murder-mystery-game.com) and team building activities (http://www.team-building-idea.com) online.
About Bayer HealthCare, Diabetes Care Division
Bayer HealthCare, Diabetes Care Division, is one of the largest self test diagnostic businesses in the world, supporting customers in 100 countries. Since the introduction of ClinitestÂ® reagent tablets in 1941 Â Bayer has led the way in diabetes care product innovation. The company changed the face of diabetes care in 1969 when it introduced the first portable blood glucose meter and strips. Bayer HealthCare further innovated diabetes self management by being the first company to introduce a choice of blood glucose monitors that do not require coding. The AscensiaÂ® BREEZEÂ®, AscensiaÂ® CONTOURÂ®, and AscensiaÂ® DEXÂ®2 systems offer people with diabetes unparalleled choice in blood glucose monitoring meters.
Bayer HealthCare, Diabetes Care Division, sponsors the annual Ascensia Dream FundÂ® Contest (http://www.AscensiaDreamFund.com) Â a national contest for people with diabetes 18 and older to win up to $100,000 to achieve their dream Â whatever it may be.
Bayer HealthCare, Diabetes Care DivisionÂs, global headquarters is located in Elkhart, Indiana, in the United States and operates as part of Bayer HealthCare LLC, a member of the worldwide Bayer HealthCare group.
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