Family Link Colorado
Learning to live with diabetes doesn't happen overnight—and you don't have to do it alone. The American Diabetes Association's Family Link program is here for you when you need us most—every day. In Colorado we offer a number of social and support programs for families.
Parent to Parent Network
The Parent to Parent Network offers the chance for newly diagnosed families to interact with other families living with diabetes. If you are interested in joining the Parent to Parent Network—either as a mentor or as someone in need of assistance—please contact Emily Fay-Enriquez at email@example.com.
You can find out about all of the fun social events for families in Colorado on our Community Calendar. Activities are planned throughout the year for kids with diabetes of all ages and their families!
Safe at School
Do you need some guidance now that your child with diabetes is in school? The American Diabetes Association in Colorado has joined with other organizations to form the Colorado Kids with Diabetes Care and Prevention Collaborative to ensure that children with diabetes are cared for and Safe at School. Please visit coloradokidswithdiabetes.org for additional resources for parents, nurses and schools to help keep your child Safe at School.
School Nurses: the "2016 Standards of Care for Diabetes Management in the School Setting & Licensed Child Care Facilities" (PDF) has just been published and can be found under Nurse Files.
Safe at School workshops are held throughout the year (schedule on the community calendar) to empower families to understand the rights of their child with diabetes in the school setting. The Association also offers parent advocates who can help families who may need additional guidance working with their school.
Each year we host a camp for over 260 children with type 1 diabetes ages 8-17 at the beautiful Eagle Lake Camp just outside of Woodland Park, CO. Visit diabetes.org/adacampcolorado for more information. We also host daycamps in Colorado Springs and Northern Colorado.
Sign up to recieve our monthly Family Link Connection Newsletter which includes upcoming events in Colorado, inspirational stories and other diabetes information!
For more information on any of these programs, please contact Emily Fay-Enriquez at firstname.lastname@example.org.