BDF looks to link parents of children diagnosed with Stable Type 1 diabetes and/ or uncontrolled (brittle) Type 1 with other families faced with the same dilemma.
Parents might want to consider these six websites.
Type1parents.org - brings people together to discuss their frustrations, exchange ideas, and lend support.
Diabetesresearch.org - provides support for families by connecting you to a family like yours by e-mail or telephone.
Children with Diabetes provides a national listing by state of support groups that offer families a chance to meet others who are sharing the same experience.
Diabetes.org - the American Diabetes Association (ADA)provides a tool called the Everyday Wisdom Kit for parents of children ages 8 and over with Type 1 diabetes. It is provided free online.
JDRF. Org – formerly called the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has developed the Peer Support Group connecting people newly afflicted by Type 1 diabetes with a volunteer who has been through the same experience and can offer practical assistance. Check their family support section.
BDF is also focusing on providing parents of children withType 1 diabetes, especially those diagnosed with brittle type 1 diabetes, with the latest innovations to make their jobs and the lives of their children, easier .
LATEST INNOVATION- The Telcare BGM
Parents are often apprehensive about sending their kids to school not knowing how their BG levels are doing. There is a blood glucose meter (bgm) which automatically notifies a parent by way of their computer, iPad and iPhone what the childs latest reading was.
The Telcare blood glucose meter (Telcare.com) automatically sends results to a secure online database where you or your healthcare provider can view the information at anytime. No cables or USB hook ups are necessary.