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BonnieFromPA
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Registered on: ‎09-26-2012

Support groups for juvenile diabetes?

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.
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Registered on: ‎05-22-2011

Re: Support groups for juvenile diabetes?

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BonnieFromPA wrote:
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-id/adaregistrationpage?referer=http%3A%2F%2Fcommun... and selecting Plant D. You have to sign out to use the link or else it will take you to your home page.

 

Pennsylvania - Bethlehem

PO Box 4383
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
 
800-676-4065 ext. 4625
fax: 610-879-3755

Pennsylvania - Harrisburg

3544 North Progress Avenue, Suite 103
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110
717-657-4310
fax: 717-657-4320

Pennsylvania - Philadelphia
150 Monument Road, Suite 100
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania 19004
610-828-5003
fax: 610-667-1761


Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh

Landmarks Building, 100 West Station Square Drive, 1st Floor, Suite 1900
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

412-824-1181
fax: 412-824-2191


 

 

 
James G

I'm just a guy who has had type 2 diabetes for 30+ years.

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MomOfTwoT1D
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Registered on: ‎08-07-2012

Re: Support groups for juvenile diabetes?

Bonnie,

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.

~M

~ M
Son T1 since 11/07
Son T1 since 03/11 (& celiac)
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Robin1214
Total Posts: 25
Registered on: ‎11-18-2011

Re: Support groups for juvenile diabetes?

We are in Ga but have found great resources through JDRF and our local hospital. It did take us a while to get hooked up!