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RESOURCES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES:

“The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is a 501c3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to empower and improve the lives of students living with Type 1 diabetes through peer support and access to information and resources.”

“Diabesties is a blood glucose monitoring tool and one-to-one social support network designed specifically for people managing diabetes. Diabesties allows two friends to track all of their important blood glucose information with an intuitive diabetes tracking tool, and support one another through private, secure, one-to-one conversations.”

RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN 8-18 IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA:

“The mission of the Diabetic Youth Foundation is to improve the quality of life for children, teens and families affected by diabetes. The Foundation provides education and recreation within a supportive community, encouraging personal growth, knowledge and independence.”

“DASH Camps are for youth ages 8-18 who have either Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes and up to three of their friends or siblings. DASH Campers will play a variety of sports depending on the field space, including but not limited to soccer, baseball, football, basketball, Olympic games, capture the flag and others.DASH Parents are invited to hear and be a part of DASH Team panels with athletes who have diabetes, friends and parents of people who have diabetes, and medical professionals such as Endocrinologists, Diabetes Educators, Social Workers, Nutritionist and Nurses.Following the panel DASH Parents are encouraged to share their stories in a judgment free space and ask multiple questions for our panelists and other parents. Our goal is to empower DASH Campers and Parents through sports, shared experience, role models, kinetic diabetes education, and communication.”

The material on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified medical or mental health professional. The individuals associated with Insulliance are not medical or mental health professionals. Insulliance does not endorse any specific treatment centers, physicians, healthcare providers, mental health professionals, tests, products, services, procedures, opinions, or other information that are mentioned on the web site.

Always consult your physician or other qualified healthcare or mental health provider for advice, diagnosis and treatment of any health-related matter, including relating to diabetes and/or eating disorders. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

We would like to acknowledge and thank Heather R. Walker, the founder of Insulliance, for all of the energy she directed toward building the first iteration of the program, and for carefully drafting the written materials and guidelines we still rely upon today. We would also like to thank Sarah Afzal (Former President and Mentor), Emily Swide (Former Mentor), and Carrie Stearns (Former Mentor) for their early roles on the team, which were essential to our success.

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