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Resources for Youth, Parents, Teachers, Child Care Providers, and Health Professionals

Youth:

  • Children with Diabetes: The online community for kids, families, and adults with diabetes. Accessible at http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. Accessible at http://www.jdrf.org/
  • Diabetes Health: Diabetes Support Groups. Accessible at http://www.diabeteshealth.com/archive/psychology/support-groups/
  • The College Diabetes Network site has information about getting ready for college, scholarships, and more. Visit https://collegediabetesnetwork.org/
  • At the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, you can get connected with outreach volunteers who share their stories and help you build your personal story. The T1D Connections site is a good beginning. https://www.jdrf.org/t1d-resources/t1d-connections/. There also is an online help service if you need an answer NOW! https://www.jdrf.org/t1d-resources/online-diabetes-support-team/

Parents:

  • PEP squad: Support for parents of children with diabetes. Available at https://www.diabetesresearch.org/PEP-Squad
  • Parenting a child with type 1 diabetes. Juvenile Diabetes Research Association. Available at https://www.jdrf.org/t1d-resources/living-with-t1d/relationships/parenting-a-child-with-t1d/

Schools: 

  • Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel. National Diabetes Education Program, 2016. An 86-page pdf document that you will find current information on diabetes equipment and supplies for blood glucose monitoring and administering insulin, meal planning and carbohydrate counting, effective diabetes management for children with type 2 diabetes, and psychosocial issues affecting students with diabetes.Available at https://www.diabetes.org/sites/default/files/2020-02/NDEP-School-Guide-Full-508.pdf
  • Diabetes Care Tasks at School: What Key Personnel Need to Know. Alexandria, VA, American Diabetes Association, 2018. An 18-module training curriculum. Each module has a PowerPoint presentation and a corresponding video segment. Available at https://www.diabetes.org/resources/know-your-rights/safe-at-school-state-laws/training-resources-school-staff/diabetes-care-tasks-school

Health Professionals

  • American Association of Diabetes Educators: http://www.diabeteseducator.org
  • American Diabetes Association: www.diabetes.org.
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. http://www.eatright.org
  • National Diabetes Education Program. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep/index.html
  • National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/