Free Educational Kit for Families of Children Newly Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes
We are pleased to announce that our new Courage-Wisdom-Hope Kit is now available to help your pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes and their families.
You know a type 1 diabetes diagnosis is life-changing for children and their families. The American Diabetes Association® recognizes the emotional and physical stress that people experience as they adjust to life with insulin injections and blood glucose monitoring, as well as their need for support, encouragement, and education during this time.
By providing a supportive and educational experience, the kit shows school-aged children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, parents/guardians, and siblings that they are not alone in coping with this chronic disease. Although the kit cannot replace the need to see their health care team, it may help families fill in some blanks regarding day-to-day diabetes management.
Inside the kit, families will find:
- three guidebooks
- a fill-in medical information magnet and grab-bag
- other resources that set them up for success
Please share this important resource with your patients.
For Your Practice:
We encourage you to download the Courage-Wisdom-Hope Kit flyer and to have it available for patients.
For Your Patients:
A free kit can be ordered by calling us at 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383), Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern, or by visiting diabetes.org/newlyt1d.