In this section, you can gather information and learn about Type 1 diabetes and be inspired by our Courage Champions.
Imagine…hearing the doctor say-
“Your child will have to fight each and every day for the rest of their life to stay alive.”
Not all little girls and boys get to live the fairy tale belief of American childhood according to which children are meant to live happily ever after, enjoy fun and carefree childhoods, nor die too soon. Another childhood stolen.
Each year 15,000 children, young people and families in the United States face the fear of being diagnosed with the life-altering, life-threatening widely misunderstood disease—Type 1 diabetes. Children diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes are forced into a world of medical procedure, protocol and treatment. A tragedy that changes life for the child and the entire family, forever. 1 in every 450 children will be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
What is Type 1 Diabetes?
Understanding Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 Facts
Warning Signs Type 1 Diabetes
Diabetic Alert Dogs
HbA1c Simply Explained
Tools for Managing T1 at School
Helpful Teacher Packets
Type 1 Diabetes Resources
Explaining Type 1 to Kids
Strong Type 1 Parents
Timeline of the history of Type 1 diabetes
Diabetic Alert Reference Card
Together we can make a difference directly in the life of our brave children!
Has someone you care about been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes? Education and learning all you can so you can support family and friends with Type 1 is important. Attend one of our Guardian Angels: Partners in Care Education Classes.
Have questions about any of our Type 1 diabetes programs or resources? Contact us!