The American Diabetes Association offers a number of important services and programs for children and families affected by diabetes, a number of which are highlighted below:
A fun and educational resource for families of kids recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The contents of Wizdom provide opportunities for exploration and discovery about diabetes and encourages discussion and communication among family members to facilitate successful diabetes management. Call 1-800-DIABETES or visit diabetes.org/wisdom to order a Wisdom Kit.
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's largest provider of summer camps for children with diabetes. With locations across the country, the Association's Camps offer kids with diabetes a safe environment where they can participate in traditional camp activities, make new friends, have fun and even learn a little about diabetes management.
For more information, or to find a Camp location near you, contact your local American Diabetes Association office at 1-888-DIABETES.
The American Diabetes Association's Family Link connects families of children with type 1 diabetes with other families like them in their local community. Family Link offers peer support, information, resources and services for families of children with diabetes. To find out more, visit http://www.diabetes.org/familylink/ or call your local American Diabetes Association at 1-888-DIABETES.
The American Diabetes Association's Safe at School campaign has long been working with families and schools to ensure that all students with diabetes are educated in a medically safe environment and have the same access to educational opportunities as their peers. The Association works to help educate school personnel about how they can help meet the needs of students with diabetes and end discrimination against students with diabetes.
Life isn’t always fair for people living with diabetes. Our Advocacy program’s efforts work to bring down the barriers and fund research to Stop Diabetes. Visit http://www.diabetes.org/advocacy/ and find out how you can get involved.
Everything you ever wanted to know about diabetes can be found here at www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics.