Type 1 Diabetes Support Resources


www.JDRF.org  Home site for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Features Kids Online: find a diabetes pen pal, share your stories.  Subscribe to Countdown and Teen Countdown, the magazines for kids and teen with diabetes.

www.JDRFgeorgia.org  Link to the Georgia chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  See the special event calendar, and read about ongoing research.  Register your family with the Family Network link.  This site offers some support group meeting information.

www.childrenwithdiabetes.com   An on-line community for kids, families and adults with diabetes. Offers chat rooms, recipes, mailing lists, events calendars, and a database of questions and answers from kids and parents.

www.diabetes.org  Home site for the American Diabetes Association, with information on type 1 and type 2 diabetes.  Links for parents and kids, living with type 1, medical information, the Wisdom Youth Zone, diabetes camps, nutrition, exercise, and a free weekly E-newsletter.


Understanding Diabetes by Dr. H. Peter Chase

The material found in the 28 chapters covers all aspects of diabetes concerns. Included are two new chapters, one featuring type 2 diabetes and the other featuring pregnancy and diabetes. It is written at a level easily understandable to the young adolescent and his/her family.

Even Little Kids Get Diabetes (An Albert Whitman Prairie Book)

by Connie White Pirner, Nadine Bernard Westcott (Illustrator)
A young girl who has had diabetes since she was two years old describes her adjustments to the disease.

Diabetes Care for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: A Reassuring Guide
by Jean Betschart-Roemer 
The support you need to manage your little ones diabetes. With your childs diagnosis of diabetes, you may be feeling grief, sadness, or fear. Everything you need to learn to take care of your childs diabetes, in addition to normal parenting issues, can seem overwhelming. You might even worry that you may do something wrong and harm your child. This reassuring guide will help you find a balance between good diabetes management and normal life. It explains how diabetes impacts your childs growth and development, and gives you plenty of ideas for dealing with routine diabetes care.

Sweet Kids : How to Balance Diabetes Control and Good Nutrition with Family Peace
by Betty Page Brackenridge, Richard R. Rubin
In Sweet Kids, you get all of the practical, reassuring advice you need to care for children with diabetes. This new edition includes information on the latest medications and recommendations from the recently completed Diabetes Prevention Program.

Growing Up with Diabetes : What Children Want Their Parents to Know
by Alicia McAuliffe (Author)

Well-meaning parents often make living with diabetes more complex than needed. Diagnosed at eleven, 20-year-old Alicia McAuliffe here uses personal experiences, and those of the kids with diabetes whom she now counsels, to examine issues that often lead to strained family relationships. She shows how the often overlooked social and emotional aspects of diabetes are equally as important to the child as treating the condition itself.

Taking Diabetes to School (Special Kids in Schools Series , No 1) by Kim Gosselin, et al

This color illustrated book for elementary age children contains an instructive story of a grade-schooler with diabetes who tells his classmates about the disease and how he manages it. The story offers sensitive insight into the day-to-day "school life" of a child with a chronic illness. Includes "Ten Tips for Teachers" and "Kids Quiz".