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Parent Support Groups


Jan 1, 1999

Both the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and American Diabetes Association have regional offices in every state that keep an updated list of all support groups in their particular geographic areas. You can call either organization for the office nearest you that offers support groups specifically for parents of children with diabetes. Many regional affiliates also keep a referral list of professional counselors familiar with diabetes and family issues. Both organizations also have excellent Web sites.

 

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
(800) 223-1138
Web site: www.jdfcure.com

 

American Diabetes Association
(888) 342-2383 - This number will automatically transfer you to the nearest affiliate in your area.
Web site: www.diabetes.org

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If you live in a secluded area you might not have access to an affiliate. Try your local hospital.

Also try the Children with Diabetes web site:

www.childrenwithdiabetes.com

This large site of over 1800 pages offers parents information about diabetes in general, a forum for questions and answers with professionals and a place to chat with other parents.


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