09-26-2012 09:22 PM
09-27-2012 11:37 AM - edited 09-27-2012 11:46 AM
I have been looking for some kind of support group for my daughter to talk to someone about diabetes. I live in luzerne county, Pennsylvania. Does anybody know of any? Seems like they have a support group for everything else but not this. I want her to know she is not alone and there are other kids going through the same thing right now. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! And we also do not own a computer so Internet groups are a no go right now.
Here is a list of local American Diabetes Association offices in the state of Pennsylvania. Call the closest one and they may be able to help you. The ADA also runs a discussion broad just for kids and teens called Planet D. She can register by going here http://community.diabetes.org/t5/custom/page/page-
150 Monument Road, Suite 100
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania 19004
09-27-2012 12:30 PM
We live in a small town area with no support groups or mentors available. Our school nurse is wonderful about coordinating meetings a couple/few times a year for families in our and surrounding school districts to get together and share. If you have a good diabetes relationship with your daughter's school nurse, maybe he/she would consider doing this, or starting something just for the kids? Unfortunately for us, most of our diabetic kids have gotten older & feeling comfortable with their condition, so they don't show up to the meetings, leaving our few 9 and 12 year olds (the youngest currently diagnosed in our area) without many to meet with and making the meetings fewer & farther between due to the poor attendance. Does your local hospital have a diabetic educator or coordinator? Maybe they would be willing to start something for your area? Best of luck; I know how important that support can be.
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Alexandria, VA 22311
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