All Kinds of News for April 11, 2018
According to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), about 200,000 American youth are currently living with Type 1 diabetes. That number is expected to rise to almost 600,000 by 2015. There is no known cure and no prevention of this disease, but personal care and management options continue to evolve. Due to life-threatening risks of Type 1 diabetes, it is essential that each individual becomes actively involved in its management. Teens with diabetes are not immune to other difficulties with mental & emotional health, substances, behaviors, relationships, or academics. In fact, the risks for other such issues can actually increase for those struggling with diabetes or other medical problems.
Diabetic teens often struggle with many behavioral and emotional issues in addition to managing their diabetes responsibly. Turn-About Ranch offers years of experience helping diabetic teens deal with their unique issues. The medical team and staff work with students individually to assess their unique needs and concerns and then develop a treatment plan that includes training and education regarding their diabetes. Students learn to count carbohydrates and track their numbers successfully, regaining control and responsibility for their physical health. They also learn how to effectively manage depressive symptoms that often accompany diabetes. The structure and supervision of this residential treatment program provides the counseling and practice needed to make needed changes in a variety of areas along with managing diabetic needs.
Turn-About Ranch works with a variety of other difficult medical problems that other programs may not be willing/able to manage (e.g, High Body Mass Index, Crohn’s Disease or Celiac Disease, etc.) Turn-About Ranch encourages parents and professionals to contact them with those hard-to-place medical cases. They will carefully review each case as a clinical/medical team to determine their ability to meet their needs.
About Turn-About Ranch
Turn-About Ranch is a wilderness therapy and residential treatment program located in the heart of Southern Utah’s canyon country. Students experience life on a real working ranch while undergoing treatment to improve their life back home. Surrounded by multiple national parks and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Turn-About Ranch is the ideal location for youth of today to have the space they need to find healing and purpose.