TO ALL CHOC CHILDREN'S FAMILIES:
For updated information regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and children with Type 1 diabetes, please go to www.choc.org/coronavirus for general information or https://www.choc.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/diabetesmessage.pdf for sick day management information.
American Diabetes Association: The mission of the ADA is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Children with Diabetes: The mission of Children with Diabetes is to promote understanding of the care and treatment of diabetes, especially in children; to increase awareness of the need for unrestricted diabetes care for children at school and daycare; to support families living with diabetes; and to promote understanding of research into a cure.
Community Wellness Support/Hoag Diabetes Center Orange County: The Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center offers a variety of wellness and support services for its patients and the community.
Diabetes Camping and Educational Services, Inc./Camp Conrad Chinnock: Conrad Chinnock offers multiple sessions for youth, teens and families living with Type 1 diabetes. The medical program is designed to impart self-management skills that can lead to a longer and healthier life. All cabins are fully enclosed to accommodate eight to 10 youth and a trained counselor. All sessions are led by a pediatric endocrinologist, and a team of physicians, nurses and dietitians. The camp's registered dietitians plan meals and snacks based on a carbohydrate-counting system.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: JDRF, the leading charitable funder and advocate of juvenile (Type 1) diabetes research worldwide, was founded in 1970 by the parents of children with juvenile diabetes. JDRF's mission is constant: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
Mini Pharmacy: Mini Pharmacy celebrates over 35 years of serving the community, providing convenient home-delivery of diabetes prescription services and diabetic supplies by mail with FREE shipping within the U.S.
When you order from Mini Pharmacy, you'll find brand-name, top-quality diabetic supplies online at affordable prices. You'll see that we have a keen eye on helping those who need to control their diabetic diet, have to buy their testing and medical supplies themselves, are under-insured, or are without insurance.
National Diabetes Education Program: (NDEP) Making the Transition From Pediatric to Adult Health Care: Transitioning from the teenage years to adulthood can be stressful for teens with diabetes and their families. Teens and young adults need to assume more responsibility for diabetes self-management and make more independent judgments about their health care needs.
SafeSittings Diabetes Babysitting Service: Families who have children with Type 1 diabetes often have great difficulty finding someone to babysit who understands the dangers and details of diabetes. SafeSittings is a nationwide website that makes available teens with Type 1 diabetes as babysitters for children with diabetes. Teens who are interested in putting their skills and experience to good use should create a profile and post their availability.