Children’s diabetes support groups can offer comfort, hope and encouragement to kids who have the disease, as well as their families. Read about children’s diabetes support groups in this article.
From the day an individual is diagnosed with diabetes – whether Type 1, Type 2 or Gestational Diabetes – the support from friends and family can be very powerful and can help with adjusting to the day-to-day management of diabetes.
In a previous blog, I wrote about how a person with Type 1 diabetes may transition from a pediatrics diabetes program to an adult medical diabetes program. Once involved in an adult program, research has found that continuing and maintaining the medical diabetic care can be very challenging
Transitioning from a pediatrics diabetes program to an adult diabetes program can be exciting and also an unknown, which can be scary for the 18 year old and their parents or caregiver.
Support groups bring together a number of individuals who are facing similar challenges. These challenges may range from specific personal health issues like diabetes, to relationship or emotional health issues, or the more comprehensive range of challenges faced by people like caregivers.
Find out about the resources available to people living with diabetes, and learn how to access them online at the Diabetes Care Community site. Includes information about local community organizations and groups, along with other online resources.