Diabetes Training Camp

2024 DATES: August 10-12 2024 

2024 Teen Boot Camp

Lancaster, PA
Registration is Open!

DTC Teen Boot Camp

Join us at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, PA August 10-12, 2024.

Teen Boot Camp is a sports performance camp specifically for teens living with T1D. Attended by teens and parent(s) or guardian(s), this 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.

Our incredible and highly-qualified team of experts includes pediatric and adult diabetes specialists, an exercise physiologist, registered dietitians and CDEs (Certified Diabetes Educators), a mental skills coaches and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. This team delivers an immersive and intensive program to facilitate open and healthy communication between teens and their parents/support systems, and vice versa, in order to set up the teenager to work toward and meet their health and performance goals.

Teen Boot Camp highlights:

Teen Boot Camp will help teen athletes manage their T1D during sports and help them take their performance to the next level while helping parents better understand their ability to help their teen athletes meet their goals. Teens and parents will share, learn and receive support from experts as well as their peers who are facing similar challenges and questions. An amazing community and bond will develop that will last a lifetime.

NOTE: Teens under 18 MUST attend with at least 1 parent or guardian.

Workouts will be challenging, informational and geared toward practicing strategies for diabetes management to help athletes excel. Parents will have the opportunity to share, learn and support their teen in parent-only lectures and family lectures, as well as on the field. Teens will be surrounded by peers who are facing the same challenges and questions, thereby creating a community and bond that will last long after camp wraps up.

Camp Fee and Foundation Subsidy:

Through generous contributions, the Diabetes Training Camp Foundation is able to subsidize the majority of the cost for each teen athlete. The registration fee covers the cost of one teen + one parent. Contact us for costs of additional family members. Included are a three nights’ stay at The Warehouse Hotel adjacent to Spooky Nook, meals and programming. Athletes under 18 are required to attend with at least one parent. All parents are encouraged to attend.

Take a look at a schedule from a previous camp. Each camp has its own unique programming, and the schedule is subject to change. Look at a schedule from a recent camp.

DTC Teen Boot Camp Team

President and CEO
President and CEO
Matthew Corcoran, MD

Dr. Matthew Corcoran is Founder and President of Diabetes Training Camp Foundation, a unique clinical resource entirely devoted to providing general fitness and multi-sport camps and services for teens and adults with diabetes. The mission of the Diabetes Training Camp Foundation is to inspire, motivate and educate by delivering unique and customized programs and coaching that empower the community of people with diabetes to thrive.

Dr. Corcoran earned his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine before moving to the University of Chicago Hospitals and completing his internship and residency in internal medicine and fellowship in diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism. Dr. Corcoran is board certified in diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism and currently serves as Medical Director for Shore Physicians Group diabetes and endocrinology practice in South Jersey.

Corcoran’s commitment to improving the lives of those with diabetes extends to his work as a member of the Board of Directors for both the South Jersey Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Diabetes Training Camp Foundation.

Dr. Corcoran is recognized nationally and internationally in diabetes, exercise and sports and speaks nationally on the topic. Corcoran has worked extensively with recreational and endurance athletes with diabetes and has consulted with high school, collegiate, Olympic and professional athletes with Type 1 diabetes. He was recently honored for his work as a physician and educator by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as one of twelve diabetes “Game Changers” in their 2016 People to Know edition of their Diabetes Forecast publication.

Additional experience in national leadership roles includes his role on the faculty of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) PEAK program that is committed to educating healthcare providers and patients regarding the management of diabetes and exercise. Corcoran also serves on the research and writing group for the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Scientific Statement on Diabetes and Exercise in the Active Individual and was a member of the research and writing committee for the National Athletic Trainer Association (NATA) Position Statement: Management of the Athlete with Type 1 diabetes Mellitus. He is also a member of the ADA Council on Exercise.

Throughout his career, Dr. Corcoran has worked with persons with diabetes in reaching their fitness and athletic goals. His clinical experience has made him keenly aware of the needs of those with diabetes when it comes to counsel on diabetes, exercise and sports. Dr. Corcoran has taken that experience and applied it in his daily practice, as well as in his previous consulting roles with amateur, collegiate and Olympic athletes with diabetes and his work as an adjunct faculty member with the world-renowned Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas.

An athlete himself, Dr. Corcoran is a gifted speaker and teacher committed to advocacy for people with diabetes. He and his wife Jody and their sons Brennan and Finn currently call Margate City, New Jersey, home and love spending time together being active outdoors

“I have been privileged through my work with the Diabetes Training Camp to meet an amazing array of inspirational people with diabetes who challenge it on a daily basis. By bringing medicine and exercise science together, we can make it easier for everyone with diabetes to stay on top of their game.”

Medical Director, Shore Physicians Group Endocrinology
Mental Skills Director
Mental Skills Director
Carrie Jackson, MA, CMPC

Carrie Jackson lives in Northern California and is a certified mental performance consultant and expert in strategies for optimal performance and resilience. Carrie is one of the foremost experts specializing in mental skills training for athletes and exercisers with diabetes. She is author of the book On Top of Your Game: Mental Skills to Maximize Your Athletic Performance and co-author of Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries, as well as the co-host of the podcast The Injured Athletes Club. Carrie has worked with athletes and performers of all ages and at every level, from recreational athletes to elite and professional athletes competing at national and international levels.

Carrie has been interviewed as an expert resource for articles that have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, HuffingtonPost, U.S. News & World Report, Outside Magazine, Shape Magazine, Men’s Fitness, Women’s Health, Runner’s World and Women’s Running Magazine. In addition to her consulting practice, she has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in sport psychology and is currently an affiliate faculty member at Holy Names University in Oakland, California.

Carrie is energetic, fun, has a great sense of humor and employs a real-life approach to working on the mental aspects of sport and performance with the people she works with. Carrie has her own personal commitment to life-long fitness and when she isn’t working, you might find her running a trail or hitting the slopes on her snowboard.

Carrie Jackson Mental Skills Training
Exercise Physiology Director
Exercise Physiology Director

Robert Powell joined the DTC team in 2013. He is Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology and Director of the Diabetes Exercise Center at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. He is also Faculty Coordinator/Coach of the Marshall University Cycling Club to promote both recreational riding and collegiate racing.

Prior to his time at Marshall, Rob worked ten years at the University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute (UPDI) as a manager and researcher for community-based programs involving diabetes, obesity and physical activity. During the latter part of his time there, he worked as a diabetes educator in the primary care setting. Rob received both his Master of Science and PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh and holds the credentials of Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES), ACSM-Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP) and NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and is a licensed USA cycling coach.

Rob’s professional ambition is to enhance the promotion of exercise as a therapeutic modality to the diabetes population and to educate both students and healthcare professionals on the role of exercise in diabetes management. Rob also provides coaching services for health/fitness and sports performance in those with and without diabetes.

Rob has a personal passion for exercise. In the warmer months, you can usually find him road cycling, mountain biking, running (mostly trail) or kayaking. When snow falls, he likes to strap on the skis and snowshoes. However, when he is not working or playing solo, he dedicates his time with his wonderful boys Preston and Evan.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Marshall University
Assistant Camp Director, Dietician
Assistant Camp Director, Dietician
Lyndsay Gregerson, RD, CDCES

Lyndsay Gregerson’s passion to advocate wellness in those living with diabetes comes from her personal experience of having Type 1 diabetes diagnosed at the age of three. It’s this first-hand experience and awareness of the importance of diet and exercise on her own health that served as a catalyst for her career in dietetics while focusing on diabetes.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Lyndsay completed her dietetic internship at Loyola University-Chicago and went on to become a registered and licensed dietitian. In 2008 she achieved certification as a certified diabetes educator (CDE). Lyndsay worked as a diabetes educator in Chicago from 2005-2011, gaining experience through holding several roles in the diabetes field. Since 2011, she has worked as a diabetes clinical manager for Medtronic Diabetes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Lyndsay’s drive for not letting T1D “get in the way” is evident with her participation in endurance sports. She has completed 2 Ironman Triathlons (a 140.6-mile race), 3 half-

Ironman distance triathlons, 3 marathons and several half-marathons and sprint/Olympic triathlons. Also known as ‘Lil Herc’, she was a skater with the Brewcity Bruisers (Milwaukee Roller Derby). When she is not training, she enjoys traveling, concerts, any outdoor activity and cooking.

Clinical Territory Team Manager, Medtronic Diabetes
Assistant Camp Director
Assistant Camp Director
Fran Damian, MS, RN NEA-BC

Fran has lived north of Boston her entire life. She received her master’s degree in nursing administration from Northeastern University and has held a number of nursing leadership positions at Boston Children’s Hospital including the director role in the Emergency Department and most recently the nurse manager role in the Outpatient Multispecialty Clinic setting.

Fran was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in her early 30s. About ten years after that, her father died from complications of T1D. In an effort to honor her father and support diabetes research, she began participating in fundraising events with the American Diabetes Association (ADA). She participated in two full- and six half-marathons to benefit diabetes research. A few years later, she developed a passion for cycling and has participated in the ADA New England Classic 150-mile, two-day bike ride for five consecutive years to support research and to financially assist families of children with T1D to attend Camp Carefree in New Hampshire.

Fran was a camper at DTC twice before joining the staff on the medical team. She has found each camp experience to enrich her life through education, access to expert resources and lasting relationships developed with campers and staff. She enjoys all kinds of exercise and learning about new ways to enhance health and wellness.

Nursing Director, Multispecialty Clinics, Boston Childrens Hospital
Dietician & Run Coach
Dietician & Run Coach
Megan Robinson, MS, RDN, CDCES, CSSD, LDN

Megan Robinson has been a registered dietitian/nutritionist (RDN) since 1994 and currently works at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at the Diabetes Center for Children. She also owns a private sports nutrition and coaching practice at MeganSportsRD, LLC. Megan is a board-certified specialist sports dietitian, certified diabetes care and education specialist and a certified RRCA coach. Megan has been a prolific writer for Philly.com, has published in numerous nutrition journals and has presented at local and national conferences on sports nutrition and diabetes. She received her Bachelor of Science in dietetics from the University of Vermont and a Master of Science in exercise physiology from West Chester University.

Megan has been a competitive track and cross-country runner since high school and has competed in numerous long distance races and multiple marathons including the Boston Marathon. She coaches distance runners of all levels, and her expertise in sports nutrition, diabetes and running makes her an exceptional counselor for both aspiring and accomplished athletes with diabetes.

When Megan is not running, she enjoys balancing her life with yoga, travel and spending time with her family.

Diabetes Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Multisport Coach
Multisport Coach
Mike Hebe

Mike was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2010 at the age of 43. To say this came as a surprise to him was quite an understatement. However, to finally understand why his body was reacting the way it was, was a relief. Mike has raced bikes, be it road, mountain, cyclocross or triathlon for over 30 seasons. Over that span he has competed in well over 800 events with 85 career age-group, overall or series wins. Since his diagnosis of T1D, Mike has qualified for the Ironman World Championships, raced the Kona IM World Championships and won an Age-Group World title in off-road triathlon.

Professionally, Mike works for Lilly USA in their Diabetes Division supporting their product portfolio in skilled nursing and long term care facilities. When not at work or training, he loves to spend time with his dogs

Senior Sales Rep - Eli Lilly
Mental Skills Coach
Mental Skills Coach
Kristi Paguio, LMSW, CSOWM, CDCES

Kristi Paguio is a psychotherapist specializing in diabetes. She is also a board-certified specialist in weight management. Kristi obtained her master’s degree in clinical social work from Michigan State University in 2002. Kristi works for Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology. She has been working in the field of diabetes since 2007 including five years in pediatric endocrinology before she began developing and pioneering behavioral health services within an adult diabetes clinic in 2013. Kristi is privileged to have been able to work with people across the lifespan who face diabetes every day.

Kristi was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2000 and has had an interest in the mental and emotional aspects of diabetes since that time. She has been a camper twice at DTC and found camp to be a life-changing experience mentally, emotionally and physically. Kristi savors helping others who live with diabetes to thrive. She enjoys kayaking, yoga, biking and any dance routine workout with the Fitness Marshall. She also loves taking long walks with her pal Jarvis in his cat stroller.

Kristi Paguio Consulting, LLC
Pediatric Endocrinologist
Pediatric Endocrinologist
Anita N. Swamy, MD

Anita Swamy, MD, Medical Director and Program Co-Director of the Chicago Children’s Diabetes Center’s is a board-certified pediatric endocrinologist and is recognized as one of Chicago’s leading pediatric diabetes care physicians. As Medical Director, Dr. Swamy oversees care delivered to patients as well as physician outreach activities such as “Dinner with your Doc.

A board-certified endocrinologist and associate clinician at Lurie Children’s Hospital, Dr. Swamy is a passionate advocate for pediatric diabetes and a highly sought speaker who frequently trains volunteers in Chicago public schools as part of a state mandate. The daughter of a father with diabetes, Dr. Swamy knows education is a vital tool in the fight against this complex disease.

Dr. Swamy completed a pediatric endocrinology fellowship at institutions known for their pediatric diabetes programs: University of Texas Health Science Center and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals. She completed a pediatric residency at the University of Virginia in 2005 after earning a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann University, in 2002. Dr. Swamy sees patients at La Rabida’s main campus in Chicago, as well as facilities in New Lenox and Northwest Indiana. She is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Feinberg School of Medicine as well as Vice President, Medical Staff, at La Rabida Children’s Hospital.

Med Dir., La Rabida Children's Hospital, Chicago, Asst. Prof. Pediatrics, Northwestern University
Pediatric Endocrinologist
Pediatric Endocrinologist
Kimber Simmons, MD, MS

Kimber is a board-certified pediatric endocrinologist at the Barbara Davis Center in Aurora, Colorado. Prior to medical training, her educational focus was learning how nutrition and activity affect how the body works, and she completed a Master of Science in exercise physiology where she studied the effect of diet and exercise training on cardiovascular and blood vessel health.

As a former collegiate athlete and person living with Type 1 diabetes for over 30 years and overall recreation enthusiast, she has a passion for helping her patients achieve their fitness and athletic goals and has become a local expert on exercise and diabetes. She is a strong patient advocate and is frequently asked to provide education to other medical professionals both locally and internationally. She loves helping her patients work through the complex challenges that T1D introduces in their lives, but she ultimately hopes for a T1D prevention and cure! Therefore, she is actively engaged in research to screen children for T1D before they get sick and to better understand why people get diabetes. As part of the Barbara Davis Center Prevention Team, she leads clinical trials that aim to prevent T1D or help people make insulin for longer.

She wakes up early to exercise because she believes that getting her heart pumping is key for her mental health among the chaos of everyday life. She is a coffee aficionado and has perfected the art of pour over coffee and lattes. She loves hiking and exploring the world with her husband and two children and looks forward to summiting as many Colorado 14ners as possible with her family!

Assistant Prof. of Pediatrics, University of Colorado
Nook Sports Fitness Team
Nook Sports Fitness Team

The Nook Sports Fitness Team is committed to providing an exceptional training experience by educating and assisting individuals at any fitness level to safely achieve their goals by creating a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

Their team of sport personal trainers helps DTC campers accomplish their goals. They prioritize your mental and physical wellness. When we work with them, they go to great lengths to understand your limits and accommodate your needs. Their objective is to help you succeed and reach your personal best, and they do everything they can to make your training journey as beneficial as possible.