Diabetes is a serious disease for a child. Children with juvenile diabetes (Type 1) have to test their blood sugars many times during the day and give themselves insulin injections before meals and sometimes at bedtime. They must learn how to adjust regular activities, that are very important in a child’s life, with their diet and insulin programs.
Governor Suzanne has asked each club in the New England District of Kiwanis, to to work with an organization in your area that helps children with Diabetes …..Sponsor a walk, help a child attend a Diabetic Camp, serve
refreshments at a walk. As a Kiwanis Club, help in any way to support juvenile diabetes.
Clubs that send a photo into the New England District website showing their participation will receive a ribbon with a Sugarbug Pin for their Banner.
Here are resources on Children with Diabetes:
SugarBugs - A network of support for families of children with diabetes and other chronic illnesses. Their goal is to help them live as normal lives as possible, even with their disease.
Children with Diabetes - Children with Diabetes is the online community for parents, kids, adults, and families living with type 1 diabetes. They also have a Foundation with more information.
LifeClinic - Comprehensive information on juvenile diabetes including advances, treatments, and special considerations for parents, caregivers, teachers, and others who will interact with children and teenagers who have diabetes.
National Diabetes Education Program - The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) is a federally sponsored initiative that involves public and private partners to improve the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, to promote early diagnosis, and ultimately to prevent the onset of diabetes.
American Diabetes Association Camps - Camp is the best chance to be surrounded by kids your own age who are all dealing with the same issues you are -- and the best chance to learn more about living with diabetes day in and day out.
Maine Medical Center- Dr. Jerry Olshan has addressed the challenges of Type 1 Diabetes with clubs in Division 5. He is the director of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital At Maine Medical Center.
Holiday Cards & Gifts to support Children with Diabetes: Choose one of the charitible organizations below:
Please email your picture(s) to the webmaster. Include a brief description of the program, as well as contact information in case there are questions. If you have questions on subitting photos, please email the webmaster.
Sugarbugs, Inc., Children with Diabetes is a 501c(3) Non-Profit Organization for families of children with diabetes. They provide many different types of services and programs through out communities. Their web-site is www.sugarbugs.org