For Parents & Kids

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Diabetes is a disease that affects the whole family, especially when a child is diagnosed. Whether you're a parent, sibling or other family member, your support and understanding can make all the difference. Are you worried about medical care and costs, or how to manage diabetes at school? We provide information and resources to help every child and every family adjust to life with diabetes.

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Safe at School

Make sure your child's school is prepared to handle diabetes.

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Everyday Life

Yes, life for a child with diabetes can be normal! Learn how to help your family adjust.

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Family Communication

Strike the right balance between caring and hovering.

Explore: For Parents & Kids

  • Parent's Perspective

    Parents of children with diabetes share their experience and provide tips for other parents.

  • Teens

    Being a teenager is hard enough, but throw in being diagnosed with diabetes and you have a special challenge.

  • Children and Type 2 Diabetes

    Children, especially African American, Latino, and Native American children are at risk for type 2 diabetes.

  • Everyday Wisdom Kit

    The Everyday Wisdom(TM) Kit is a tool designed for families of children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.