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Resources for Parents, Teens, and Young Adults

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Printed resources, support groups, and online forums can provide useful information and support at an often-stressful time of life.

From Pediatric to Adult Health Care

The National Diabetes Education Program has put together a number of materials to ease the transition from pediatric to adult care for teens with diabetes. Among them are a transition planning checklist, fill-in form summarizing a teen’s health status to be prepared by the pediatric team for the new adult care provider, and links to a wide variety of resources.

To order NDEP publications by phone, call 1-888-693-NDEP (6337).

A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability/Youth

This downloadable workbook offers students and young adults with disabilities the opportunity to think about whether, when, and how to disclose a disability. Rather than tell them what to do, the workbook offers information and poses questions to help readers explore their personal attitudes and needs, as well as their options to disclose — or not — in various settings.


This is a growing network of support and interaction for young adults on college and university campuses. Check the Web site to see whether your student’s school has a chapter. If not, suggest that one be started!


This online support network sponsored by the JDRF has numerous groups for young people with Type 1 diabetes, teens, college students, and young adults, as well as a group for parents of teens.

American Diabetes Association Community

The ADA’s online community boards provides a forum for adults with Type 1 diabetes (of all ages) to exchange messages.



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