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Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune illness that requires intense monitoring and therapy.

The Lilly Diabetes Journey Awards program recognizes people with type 1 diabetes who have successfully managed diabetes with insulin for 10, 25, 50, or 75 years. Reference Link: https://www.lillydiabetes.com/type-1-diabetes#partnerships-collaborations_lillydiabetesjourneyawards

The Diabetes and Wellness team can help you with your type 1 diabetes. We utilize the latest technology to help you manage your disease. We utilize a no guilt attitude to assist you in understanding the reasons for blood glucose management. We utilize body, mind and spirit resources to assist in your diabetes journey.

  • Medication management
  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Continuous blood glucose monitoring
  • On-going care of the whole person
  • Laboratory monitoring
  • Education
  • Classes
  • Carbohydrate counting
  • Dietary support

Resources - Type 1 Diabetes

Ages 12-16

Get Help Navigating Your Course Ages 12-16

A must-read for teens, this book discusses being more independent in taking care of one's own diabetes, driving with type 1 diabetes, and handling new tasks in their diabetes journey. Teens can read and note what they want and flip through what they don't! Intended for pre-teens...

Getting Started, Staying on Track

Type 1 Diabetes 101: Getting Started, Staying on Track

Designed for people who have been newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, their family, and friends, this guide is meant to provide both information and reassurance. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Caring for Someone with Type 1 Diabetes

Caring for Someone with Type 1 Diabetes

There's probably never a good time for your loved one to be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. But whether you are a parent, aunt, uncle, older sibling, stepparent, foster parent, or other caregiver involved in the life of a child with diabetes, know that you and the child you care for are not alone. This guide will help you understand how to help someone with Type 1 Diabetes.

Meet Dot: Your New Friend! Ages 2-6

Meet Dot: Your New Friend! Ages 2-6

This type 1 booklet features Dot, a friendly cartoon drop (or "dot") of blood who appears during blood sugar checks and introduces young children to the world of diabetes with the help of her young friends. This educational booklet teaches through reading and coloring. It's designed for children...

My Type 1 Diabetes: Conquering The Elementary School Years Ages 7-11

My Type 1 Diabetes: Conquering The Elementary School Years Ages 7-11

This booklet is full of information, games, and fun "Team Challenges" focusing on things that elementary school kids need to know like going to sleepovers, parties, camp, and much more. Children ages 7 to 11 years old can read and explore this book either on their own or with some help from parents, caregivers, or friends.

Meeting New Grown-Up Challenges Ages 17-24

Meeting New Grown-Up Challenges Ages 17-24

This book contains real-world answers to help young adults manage their type 1 diabetes during this busy and exciting stage of life. Written to address the challenges and concerns of young adults ages 17 to 24, such as beginning college or new careers, and going from a pediatric diabetes care...

Carb Counting and Meal Planning

Carb Counting and Meal Planning

Helps you understand everything from the basics of planning healthy meals to the specifics of counting carbohydrates and gauging portion sizes.

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