Type 1 Diabetes
In this section, you can gather information, learn about Type 1 diabetes, and be inspired by our Courage Champions.
Imagine…hearing the doctor say-
“Your child will have to fight each and every day for the rest of their life to stay alive.”
Not all little girls and boys get to live the fairy tale belief of American childhood according to which children are meant to live happily ever after, enjoy fun and carefree childhoods, nor die too soon. Another childhood stolen.
Each year 15,000 children, young people and families in the United States face the fear of being diagnosed with the life-altering, life-threatening widely misunderstood disease—Type 1 diabetes. Children diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes are forced into a world of medical procedure, protocol and treatment. A tragedy that changes life for the child and the entire family, forever. 1 in every 450 children will be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
- What is Type 1 Diabetes?
- Understanding Type 1 Diabetes
- Type 1 Facts
- Warning Signs Type 1 Diabetes
- Diabetic Alert Dogs
- HbA1c Simply Explained
- Tools for Managing T1 at School
- Helpful Teacher Packets
- Type 1 Diabetes Resources
- Explaining Type 1 to Kids
- Alarming News
- Strong Type 1 Parents
- Timeline of the history of Type 1 diabetes
- Diabetic Alert Reference Card