Looking for more information or support? Here are some of the best:
The Diabetes Empowerment Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to helping people with diabetes live positive, productive, limitless lives. The Foundation was founded by John Swanston, with guidance from long-time T1D Dr. Nicole Johnson.
The Diabetes Empowerment Foundation focuses on expressed need from people with diabetes. We listen, learn, create and transform. Our work is grounded by research with an end goal of creating better lives for people with diabetes.
The Diabetes Empowerment Foundation takes a broad approach to caring for people living with diabetes. We know the burden of diabetes is magnified in isolation, thus it is our aim to make sure all people living with diabetes feel connected and empowered. Visit and bookmark www.diabetesempowerment.org
The Behavioral Diabetes Institute (BDI) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to helping people with diabetes live long, healthy and happy lives. Founded by Drs. William Polonsky and Susan Guzman, the BDI offers unique psychoeducational programs and multimedia materials, all designed to help people overcome the emotional and behavioral obstacles to living well with diabetes. Visit and bookmark www.behavioraldiabetes.org
One of the best diabetes websites, period. If you are looking for authoritative information and/or emotional support from a warm, caring community, stop by for a visit. There is plenty here for parents, and also for kids and teens with diabetes. Don't miss the Forum just for parents with teens. Visit and bookmark www.childrenwithdiabetes.com
This is a social network site for people touched by diabetes, one of the very best in the United States. On this site, you will find a huge number of interest groups, including one for parents with teens with type 1 diabetes. Good information, lots of support. Visit and bookmark www.tudiabetes.com
A lovely site where parents can find relevant news and information, have their questions answered by experts, and learn about other families with diabetes. Visit and bookmark www.parentingdiabetickids.com
The famed Joslin Diabetes Center's website is a good source for up to date information about diabetes. Most importantly, there is a Discussion Board for parents where you can meet other parents, get answers to your own questions and find the support that you need. Hear about the problems faced by other parents and learn about the solutions they have discovered. Visit and bookmark www.joslin.org
Formerly known as the "Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation", JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes research for ALL ages and ALL stages of this disease. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by type 1 diabetes by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for prevention, treatment and care. Visit and bookmark www.jdrf.org
1 Sweet Life
A new social network site for teens with type 1 diabetes. Most importantly, there is a companion network for parents, where there are great opportunities to learn and share with each other. Visit and bookmark www.parents.1sweetlife.org
There are many good books for parents. See the recommended list from Children with Diabetes at: www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/d_06_b00.htm