Resources for Children with Diabetes
is a national organization that focuses on children with diabetes. Includes resources, forums, and support groups.
one of the most well-recognized organizations in diabetes, JDRF focuses on those with type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes Experience, or "T1DE" is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and resources for those with type 1 diabetes in the greater Lynchburg area.
Camps for Children with Diabetes
Diabetes camp helps children learn self-confidence, self-management skills, self-control, and that there are other children like them who have diabetes and similar challenges everyday. Participants also learn that all can have a great time. Camps for children with diabetes in and around Virginia include:
- Camp Holiday Trails a camp for children with special health needs including diabetes, is located in Charlottesville, Virginia.
- Camp Jordan hosted by Makemie Woods in Barhamsville VA (near Williamsburg VA), is for children with diabetes.
- Camp Take Charge offers a week long overnight camp for campers ages 10-17 as well as a three-day family camp for younger campers. Part of Brainy Camps, this camp is associated with the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
- Camp Too Sweet offers camp for children with diabetes near Roanoke, Virginia.
- Lions Camp Merrick: Glyndon Diabetes Program in Maryland provides a camping experience not only for children with diabetes, but for their families as well. Children from the District of Columbia, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia may also attend.
- Lions District 24D: Family Diabetes Camp offers camp for families in Chesapeake, Virginia.
College Students/Young Adults with Diabetes
The CDN provides resources and has chapters in colleges and universities across the country. In Virginia, chapters include the University of Virginia, Shenandoah University, George Mason University, The College of William and Mary, and University of Mary Washington.
Founded by Miss Virginia 1998 and Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson, provides resources for both college students and young adults with diabetes as well as internship opportunities and conferences across the country.