Support a Local College Student With Type 1 Diabetes

Are you the parent of a person with Type 1 diabetes (T1D)? Then you may be interested in the new Parent Ambassador Program being launched by the College Diabetes Network to connect college students with Type 1 diabetes to local families.

The initiative is intended to provide the students who have Type 1 diabetes with “assistance, guidance, or simply a friendly face.” Examples of support may range from helping a sick student who is having trouble getting blood sugar numbers under control to connecting the student to local endocrinologists or other health-care providers to being there in case of a diabetes-related emergency, with the exact level of support to be determined by each individual pairing.

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By joining the program, “you will help ease other parents’ worries by acting as a resource for young adults as they navigate this new chapter of independence.”

The initiative is open to parents and families of T1D children of all ages. To learn more, and to show your interest in participating, visit the College Diabetes Network website.

This blog entry was written by Senior Digital Editor Diane Fennell.