Coaching and education for all levels of exercisers and athletes living with diabetes.

Matthew Corcoran, MD

Diabetes Training Camp Founder & President

Dr. Matthew Corcoran is the Founder and President of Diabetes Training Camp Foundation, a unique clinical resource entirely devoted to providing general fitness and multisport camps and services for teens and adults with diabetes. Dr. Matt is the nation’s premiere expert when it comes to diabetes management and exercise, and Diabetes Training Camp is the only program for adults and teens seeking education and strategies for living an active life with diabetes.

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At Diabetes Training Camp (DTC), we teach people how to live the life they want to live, while managing their diabetes and not limiting their potential. We do this through education around clinical diabetes, nutrition, mental skills and fitness training. Join us for a life-changing program. You get it. We get it, too. Come experience that Magic.

Our mission is to inspire, motivate and educate by delivering unique and customized programs and coaching that empower the community of people with diabetes to thrive. Diabetes Training Camp is a leader and innovator within the diabetes community and is becoming THE destination for active people living with diabetes and those who want to learn to be more active.

Week Long Camps

DTC Week-Long Summer Camps are general fitness and multisport camps for adults and young adults and are devoted to all fitness levels, beginner to elite. Camp is uniquely designed for all ages, all levels, all-comers. The expert staff will meet you where you are and help you get where you want to go--whether you want to start a general fitness program, run a marathon, PR a triathlon or anything in between.
Simply come ready to learn more, explore your potential, make life-long friends and have a great time.

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Type 2 Boot Camp

DO YOU HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES? Ever feel overwhelmed by it all? Have you been told to exercise, but you’re not sure what to do or how to do it?


WE’RE HERE TO HELP!
Learn the simple facts on developing a healthy lifestyle and fitness program that will help you take control of your diabetes. Come experience lifestyle and fitness programs that you CAN do. Be supported and join a community of people who get it.

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Teen Boot Camp

DTC Teen Boot Camp is for teen athletes with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) and their parents/guardians. Teen Boot Camp is a unique and amazing opportunity for teens to learn how to manage their blood sugars on and off the field, meet other teens just like them and have fun! Dr. Matt Corcoran and his phenomenal team of physicians and experts from all over the country deliver clinical, nutrition and mental skills learning and fitness training. Teens and parents have combined sessions as well as their own sessions to achieve their individual goals.

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The V Camps

The V Camps (Virtual Camps) were created when we could not be together in person to continue to provide support and education for people living with diabetes. Virtually, we were able to learn, train and connect the DTC experts with new and alumni campers. We realized that virtual camps offer unique value and have added them permanently to our camp and program offerings.
The V Camp is founded in DTC’s core principles around diabetes management for exercise and sports and offers the same great information and community that our in-person camps offer. Camps range from one to three days.

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Teen Boot Camp

Spooky Nook Sports

When: August 07, 2021 - August 09, 2021

Teen Boot Camp is for teen athletes with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) and their parents/guardians. It is a unique and amazing opportunity for teens to learn how to manage their blood sugars on and off the field, meet other teens just like them and have fun!

Please Note: Certain events are member and alumni access only. If you would like to register for these events please sign up for a camp or become a member.

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Adult & Young Adult Week-Long Summer Camp

Spooky Nook Sports

When: August 11, 2021 - August 15, 2021

DTC Week-Long Summer Camps are general fitness and multisport camps devoted to all fitness levels. They are uniquely designed for all ages (18-80), all levels, all-comers. Simply come ready to learn more, explore your potential and have a great time.

Please Note: Certain events are member and alumni access only. If you would like to register for these events please sign up for a camp or become a member.

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I was always athletic and active, even early on in my diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes. But along the way my body changed, and I was no longer able to keep my glucose in a range that supported the active lifestyle to which I was accustomed. I started cutting my workouts short. I was soon sitting on the sidelines instead of competing. I felt defeated. Then I heard about and attended my first DTC. Nothing compares to this incredible group of people. I’ve started pushing myself again. I’ve gotten so much stronger. I’ve gotten faster. And I regained confidence in my abilities. Now my eyes are set on Ironman competitions (I never said “I’ve gotten smarter”). I don’t think the proper words exist to adequately describe DTC. It’s transformational. Informational. Affirmational. Motivational. And it’s so much more. It truly is magical.

 

Jacob D. (Camp Alum), New York


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What an amazing experience! This was my first time at DTC and I wasn’t sure what to expect, especially with everything being virtual. But I was blown away! Everything from the incredible list of guest speakers to the wealth of resources they provided was beyond anything I could have imagine. And even more than just the quality of the program itself, it was the strength of the community that has really made an impact on me. The dedication that this group has for helping and supporting others is real and their passion for building up this community is palpable. It was so amazing to be able to connect with so many people, and the virtual format offered such a great opportunity for those who might not be able to join in person. I know for myself, it was a perfect opportunity to see what DTC was all about. It did not disappoint! I left feeling inspired and empowered to ‘live the life I want to live’! I cannot say enough about Dr. Corcoran, his team, and the DTC Foundation. With much gratitude, thank you!

 

Deborah R. (V Camp Alum), New Jersey


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This was my 3rd year at Diabetes Training Camp. I live in Juneau, Alaska, and was diagnosed on my 40th birthday. I’d probably gone 7 months undiagnosed. My doctor never checked my blood sugar, because no one else in my family has Type 1 Diabetes. I went to a young PA for a second opinion and she had my BG checked before I left the waiting room. Immeasurable. I never seem to accept limits well… Even though DTC 2020 V Camp took place online this year - What was the best part? Seeing some of those familiar faces. Alumni-campers now work for the foundation! Carrie Cheadle’s still keeping us all stable in our emotional expectations, Lindsay Gregerson is still ratifying peanut M-&-Ms, and Dr. Matt still remembers details about me from 2009 - and he only shares the good ones. These people are doing something right, and even the most socially reticent of us are not immune. Thanks to the honest and sincerely ambitious enthusiasm of DTC staff and campers, I can talk about my diabetes with less judgement and more facts. I don’t pretend to be an expert, but I know where the experts can be found - and I point everyone I meet touched by diabetes to DTC. I think a lot of people, not just diabetics, assume a team of doctors and health specialists swarming to support them in their own ambitions is more than they deserve, or can live up to. But the staff at DTC know how to make every step a shared celebration, ringing far into the future.

 

Heather R. (V Camp and 2008 In Person Camp Alum), Alaska


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I can't emphasize enough how much DTC has changed my life for the better. Type 1 diabetes is incredibly overwhelming and isolating, but DTC is the best support system for feeling connected and encouraged. The training I've received in diabetes management, as well as exercise and mental health, has been beyond value to helping me feel like I have the tools that I need to manage my medical difficulties. The amazing energy of DTC and the staff is empowering and uplifting. I was hesitant to believe that they could deliver the incalculable benefits of their yearly diabetes camps this year through a remote, virtual platform. So much of what they give is relational and emotional support. Boy, was I wrong. I felt every bit as connected, involved, loved and supported as I have in attending their in-person camps. It is such a needed boost for me to be able to connect with DTC. Now I'm ready to get back into life energized, refreshed , and ready to take on type 1 diabetes management.

 

Taryn B. (V Camp and In Person Camp Alum), Idaho


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Since being blessed to have gone to DTC I have discovered or rediscovered my passion for life and my ability to be active and normal in a world that made me feel disabled and depressed. I became special and important to those that knew me because they knew the struggles I faced not because of me telling them but because they themselves faced it or loved someone that faced it and it changed my life, mind and soul. I am now on my way to a 80% blood sugar in range and a 7.4 hemoglobin A1c and I work out with a smile not a frown. Thank you soooo much for accepting me and seeing that you could impact my life in the best and most uplifting way possible... we are effing-amazing warriors. DTC for life!!!

 

Dominique F. (Camp Alum), Virginia


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Thanks to all of you again for an amazing experience. There are truly no words that can express all the "feels" and thoughts from this trip. Once again, I am not sure where to put my emotions - so many buckets. Relief. Empowered. Sad. Resolute. Determined. Safe. Luke is processing the info over and over as he talks about what he learned, and I'm really impressed how well he learned it, my head is still spinning! All the kids in the camp were so terrific in each their own way. What a special group. Capri's openness and honesty really touched my heart. I said it in December and I say it again: We. Will. Be. Okay.

 

Bethany B. (Teen Boot Camp Parent), Massachusetts


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Learn

Diabetes Training Camp offers an innovative and integrated approach to achieving total wellness for people with diabetes. A unique team of experts, including leaders in endocrinology, diabetes education, nutrition, coaching, exercise physiology, fitness and mental skills training, offer full time support to each camper. The DTC team teaches campers how to take control of their diabetes by providing a practical and inspirational approach to diabetes management.

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Train

Campers learn to unlock the athlete inside while managing their diabetes effectively and healthfully. Diabetes Training Camp is a unique clinical resource entirely devoted to diabetes, fitness, exercise and sports education. If you have diabetes and want to learn more about general fitness, lifestyle management or

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Connect

At Diabetes Training Camp you’ll join a community of like-minded adults and teens who share similar experiences and challenges. You’ll develop life-changing and lifelong friendships with campers, coaches and staff. The DTC team is excited to have you join us at camp, and we invite you to learn more.

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