Resources

Resources for college students with Type 1 diabetes:

  • College Diabetes Network — “The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is a 501c3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to empower and improve the lives of students living with Type 1 diabetes through peer support and access to information and resources.”
  • Diabesties — “Diabesties is a blood glucose monitoring tool and one-to-one social support network designed specifically for people managing diabetes. Diabesties allows two friends to track all of their important blood glucose information with an intuitive diabetes tracking tool, and support one another through private, secure, one-to-one conversations.”

Resources for children 8-18 the San Francisco Bay Area:

Camp for children with Type 1 diabetes:

  • Diabetic Youth Foundation — “The mission of the Diabetic Youth Foundation is to improve the quality of life for children, teens and families affected by diabetes. The Foundation provides education and recreation within a supportive community, encouraging personal growth, knowledge and independence.”

Sports camp for children ages 8-17 with Type 1 diabetes:

  • DASH (Diabetes and Sports Health) Camp — “DASH Camps are for youth ages 8-18 who have either Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes and up to three of their friends or siblings. DASH Campers will play a variety of sports depending on the field space, including but not limited to soccer, baseball, football, basketball, Olympic games, capture the flag and others.DASH Parents are invited to hear and be a part of DASH Team panels with athletes who have diabetes, friends and parents of people who have diabetes, and medical professionals such as Endocrinologists, Diabetes Educators, Social Workers, Nutritionist and Nurses.Following the panel DASH Parents are encouraged to share their stories in a judgment free space and ask multiple questions for our panelists and other parents. Our goal is to empower DASH Campers and Parents through sports, shared experience, role models, kinetic diabetes education, and communication.”

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