Information for Parents:
- Learning About Diabetes – provides visitors and health care professionals with simply written information on diabetes care. They try to use art and design in novel ways to help readers better understand diabetes.
- About Kids Health – Children health-related resources from the Hospital for Sick Children of Toronto Canada. They offer a very wide spectrum of thorough information on children physical and mental health issues.
- For information on Juvenile Diabetes in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, please refer to this link.
- Healthychildren.org – This website offers a great compilation of information by American Academy of Pediatrics. Here you will a lot of information about children’s health issues, childcare, and family well-being. For parents who have a busy life schedule, this website offers an audio playback function so that you can listen to the information while juggling with other duties. And to make the information available to Spanish speaking parents, all articles on this website can be translated into Spanish with one click of a button.
- The Bump – A website catered to pregnant mothers and new parents. It covers topics related to pregnancy, baby and toddler care.
- For information concerning Diabetes in babies, please click on this link.
- ADA For Parents & Kids – The American Diabetes Association focuses on everything related to Diabetes. This area of org is catered specially to parents whose children have recently been diagnosed with Diabetes.
- Children with Diabetes – Offers a tremendous amount of information for children and parents about Diabetes.
- A Sweet life: The Diabetes Magazine – a great source of information on the latest news of Diabetes
- KidsHealth from Nemours – A great source of information for parents on diabetes in children as well as other useful information on children growth and development, emotion and behavior changes in children, school and family life, as well as first aid and safety.
- Lilly Diabetes
- T1 Everyday Magic – A collaboration project between Lilly Diabetes and Disney to help parents better educate their children on diabetes
- American Diabetes Association – The American Diabetes Association has dedicated a section just for children with diabetes and their parents.
- Diabetes Education & Camping – A resource site for all the diabetes programs around the world that offer educational experiences for all youths affected by diabetes.
- JDRF Mentor Program – JDRF understands how difficult it can be for parents to grasp all the new information about their children’s illness and symptoms. JDRF understands just that and has established this Mentor network so that a JDRF Mentor can guide you on this journey to offer both valuable information and support to you and your family.
- KidsRPumping – This webpage provides a place for people to share their experiences with children on the insulin pump. The insulin infusion pump is a viable and wonderful alternative to injections for insulin delivery to children with diabetes.
Online Journal Articles
- Mothers’ Experiences Raising Young Children with Type 1 Diabetes – A great article for all parents to read to understand the various stress and common fears shared by parents of young children with Diabetes.
- Our Baby Has Diabetes – A personal experience article written by Nicole Sprinkle from the Parenting website and covered by CNN Health. A must read for parents who are suspecting their child having Type 1 Diabetes and mothers who have gestational Diabetes.
- Breastfeeding the Type 1 Diabetic Child – A personal experience article written by Erin Hayden-Baldauf on her knowledge working as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBLCE) and her own experience breastfeeding her child who is diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
- The Infant and Toddler with Diabetes: Challenges of Diagnosis and Management – This Pediatrics and Child Health journal article focuses on how diagnosis for younger children can possess such a problem because many infants do not exhibit the typical symptoms of Diabetes. At the same time, the article talks about the treatment for younger children with Diabetes and the importance of educating the family to support the child in a structured environment to promote healthy upbringing.
Information for Kids:
- Kids Who Pump Insulin – This section, from Insulin-Pumpers.org, is dedicated to kids who use insulin pumps.
- Brain Pop This website offers many educational tools for young children to learn about Juvenile Diabetes. There are videos, quizzes, games, and other activities to make the topic easier to understand.
- Lenny-Diabetes.com – A website that focuses on educating children on diabetes through games and competitions.
- Arden’s Day – Blog from Scott Benner, a father with a Type 1 diabetes daughter. He is also the author of the book Life is Short, Laundry is Eternal: Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Dad.
- Bleeding Finger Blog – Blog from Tim Brand, the father of 2 Type 1 children.
- Bridget Writes – Blog from Bridget, a mother of one Type 1 Diabetic child and 6 children.
- Adventures in Diabetes Parenting – A personal blog from Pam Osborne on her daughter’s journey of diabetes treatment since the age of 13 months old. This is a great source of information for parents who have very young diabetic children.
- Your Diabetes May Vary – Blog from Bennet Dunlap, a father of 2 Type 1 Diabetes children.
- DiabetesDAD – Personal blog from Tom Karlya, a father of two Type 1 Diabetes children.
- D-Mom Blog – A very informative blog from Leighann Calentine, a mother with 1 Type 1 diabetic child. She is the author of the book Kids First, Diabetes Second.
- Our Diabetic Life – A personal blog from a mother with 9 children 3 of whom have Type 1 diabetes.
- Jen’s Blog from T1 Everyday Magic – Jen writes about her daily struggle as a mother of a Type 1 Diabetic son through the T1 Everyday Magic platform.
- Kim’s Blog from T1 Everyday Magic – Kim offers great personal tips as a mother of a Type 1 Diabetic daughter through the T1 Everyday Magic platform.
- The Dale Tribe – A vlog following the Dale family and Aspen’s journey on learning how to manage her blood glucose level.
Forum and Communities:
- Children with Diabetes Forum – Connects you with all other parents of diabetic children in North America.
- Children with Diabetes Facebook Forum – This platform connects parents and children with Diabetes from around the world. A great way to share experience, tips, and information. Also a wonderful tool to help spread words of fundraising campaigns.
- JDRF TypeOneNation – JDRF offers a forum for all parents and caregivers of Type 1 Diabetic children. Other Diabetes-related topic forums are also available.
- Toby’s T1D Tale by Insulet Corporation – The newest app produced by Insulet Corporation to educate young children who are newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes to learn more about diabetes.
- Diabetes Calculator for Kids – The Diabetes Calculator for Kids is an electronic tool that calculates rapid acting insulin bolus dosage in 5 easy steps.
- mySugr Junior – An App that allows children to manage their diabetes as a cute little monster. Whenever your child input an entry on the App, you can get an update on your smart device so that you can keep an eye on them even when they are at school.
- Carb Counting with Lenny – Lenny the Lion teaches your child how to carb count through this App. If you do not have a smart device, you can also access this game on the computer.
- Coco’s Cove – A smart device game that teaches children (and adults) about Type 2 diabetes.
- Medikidz Type 1 Diabetes – Medikidz is comic company who uses comics to attract children and teach them about different medical information. This App is specially made to teach children about Type 1 Diabetes. It is free for download on various smart devices.
- Pump4Kids – Pump4Kids have created an App with many information and tools to help parents to manage their child’s blood glucose level.
- Diabetes Emoticons – This App allows you to use emoticons to make messaging about your Diabetes symptoms more fun.
Cooking and Nutrition Information:
- All Day I Dream About Food – A cooking blog on low carb gluten free recipes suitable for children with Diabetes.
- Wicked Stuffed: Whole Food Receipes in 10 Carbs or Less – A cooking blog with many great recipes for children with Diabetes who need to count their carb intake.
- T1 Everyday Magic Recipes – The Lilly Diabetes and Disney collaboration bring a great number of wonderful recipes that are both suitable for children and adults who suffer from Diabetes. What is great about their recipes is that many of them are lunchbox-friendly.
- Finger Prickin’ Good – All the receipes on this website are kids approved and 100% diabetic friendly. They are also very lunchbox-friendly as well.
- com – They offer recipes that are diabetic friendly and great for everyone in the family.
- JDRF School Advisory Toolkit for Families – A downloadable guide to offer parents and educators knowledge on how to provide care for children with Type 1 Diabetes.
- International Diabetes Federation – IDF offers information guides on Diabetes in many languages so that all parents and children from all culture have the chance to be better educated about Diabetes.
- Care of Young Children with Diabetes in the Child Care Setting – A very thorough article for educators and child care facilities on caring for young children with Diabetes.
Free Resources for Kids:
- JDRF Bag of Hope – JDRF offers a free start-up kit for any children who have recently been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. The kit includes:
- Rufus the Bear with Diabetes
- “Rufus Comes Home” book
- “Pink Panther: A First Book for Understanding Diabetes”
- JDRF materials with educational video links
- “CalorieKing” book
- ACCU-CHEK® Aviva Connect blood glucose meter
- Informational postcard about the support Lilly Diabetes offers families with a bookmark
- Lilly Diabetes literature on severe hypoglycemia management
- Discount coupon for a stylish medical ID bracelet by Hope Paige Designs for your child
- Sitter’s Resource Guide provided by OmniPod®
- Glucose tabs in an OmniPod® tin
- To learn how you can request for a JDRF Bag of Hope, please check out the link.
- Lenny the Lion Activity Book Pages – If you are going on vacation, these pages will be a great source of entertainment for your children. There are coloring pages, word searches, and maze puzzles for you to print out and bring along to wherever you go.
- T1 Everyday Magic – Disney/Lilly Diabetes collaboration brings many online ebooks for children to learn more about Diabetes. All the available ebooks have the “Read to Me” function so that young children can benefit from these books as well. They also offer many great printable tools to help parents better manage their children’s health such as printable holiday travel packing checklist and reference sheet for babysitter and school teachers. To access these printables, please click on this link.
Fun Stuff on the Internet:
- The Diabetic Dog Game – A game from Brain Pop that teaches children how to manage their blood glucose level.
- Guide to Type 1 Diabetes – Created by IDF Life for a Child Programme, this YouTube video teaches young children about Type 1 Diabetes with the help of Professor Bumblebee and Cara.
- What is Diabetes – A YouTube video produced by HealthNutsMedia on teaching young children about Diabetes and better understand how it can affect their body.
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundations – This site focuses on Juvenile Diabetes (Type 1). It has a support section, lists of upcoming events, and the latest news on Diabetes research.
- Brain Pop – Is a great site that includes informative videos about diabetes
- Diabetes Internet Greeting Cards – Visit 123 Greetings for some colorful, inspiring messages you can share with your love ones and friends.
- Sunday Funnies – A series of comic strips for Diabetic individuals to share some laugh about their everyday struggle.
- Diabetic Humor – A compilation of funny screenshots and posters made by fellow Diabetics about everyday life struggles.
- Great Cartoons – Randy Glasbergen has created a lot of funny comic strips on dieting, weight loss, and stress reduction
- HumorSource has lots of hilarious links and posts. Enjoy some laughs when you and your family are stressed or feeling down.
- CauseWish – This website may be a great financial relief for parents who need financial assistance for their children’s medical expenses. When government credits and assistance is limited, you can create your own fundraising event to share your story with the public and receive donations from the public.
- Kids With Diabetes – A wealth of information on assistance programs offered to children with Diabetes.