There are many ways to help support diabetes awareness, education, research, and outreach, with many organizations striving to improve the lives of people with diabetes, in the US and across the globe.
Learn about the mission and advocacy efforts of Children with Diabetes below.
Who They Are
Children with Diabetes was founded in 1995 by a parent of a child with diabetes and is an organization committed to providing support and resources to children living with type 1 diabetes and their families.
Their mission is to “focus on care today, so we are ready for a cure tomorrow”, and they are affiliated with many partners including the College Diabetes Network, the Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition, and Life for a Child, among others.
What They Do
Children with Diabetes provides support and education to families with children who have diabetes. They do this by producing various educational materials, fostering community support, and hosting numerous conference events for children with diabetes and their families.
Importantly, the organization offer numerous resources for the newly-diagnosed, provides extensive educational materials for living well with type 1 diabetes, and helps connect patients and health care professionals in an engaging environment at numerous Friends for Life conferences each year.
These events not only serve to educate patients and families about the most up-to-date information in diabetes management but also help connect those affected by diabetes in a social setting.
According to Children with Diabetes,
“One of the most magical times for people with diabetes happens every year in July, with the annual Friends For Life® Conference hosted at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Attend educational sessions and get cutting-edge diabetes management ideas. Participate in discussion groups, share your story, and help motivate and support others who walk in similar shoes. Watch toddlers and teens, college students and professionals, young parents and grandparents, new and practiced diabetes clinicians make new and lifelong friendships. This is a conference you’ll never forget!”
How to Give
You can choose to donate to Children with Diabetes on their website.
Children with Diabetes is a non-profit organization that is committed to education and empowering children with diabetes and their families through providing numerous online resources and hosting conference events.
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