T1D Education & Events

1st Fridays
Join the Herbert Program the first Friday of every month for a chance to connect and share stories with other young adults with type 1 diabetes.

T1D Young Adult Support Group - Quarterly Thursdays: 6-7p
Managing the day to day demands of diabetes while also juggling the complexities surrounding young adulthood can be quite stressful. Participate in our t1d young adult group to meet others who are going through similar experiences, receive emotional support and learn ways to manage your diabetes more effectively. These peer groups will tackle a variety of important topics like stress management, enhancing relationships through better communication, mindfulness, and how to set attainable health and well-being goals. Come meet new people, share experiences, realistic tips and new tools to assist you in living a balanced life.
April 20, July 20, October 19 at 6-7pm

In partnership with the PADRE (Pediatric-Adolescent Diabetes Research and Education) Foundation, the Allen Diabetes Center will offer the following events:
Through the Looking Glass - May 25, 2017
*Two tracks: (1) Parents (2) Children / Young Adult
Making sense of a new diagnosis can be difficult. Come and discuss some of the issues that can arise through the different age groups and how to address them with your children. Some of the topics will include: anxiety, depression, and heightened stress. Our goal is to provide resources and support to help you and your family. We will help each other navigate this as we explore the journey through the looking glass.
Approaching Someone You Care About: Eating Disorders - August 31, 2017
* Two tracks: (1) Parents (2) Children / Young Adult
How do you approach someone about eating habits or body image? We will discuss binging, stress eating, relationships with food and other emotions that go hand in hand with eating disorders in a caring and positive environment. An expert will be available to address the problem through different approaches and provide resources for more severe issues.
We Have What It Takes - November 30, 2017
As we wrap up the year, we will make sense of how to use the family and support system’s strengths to navigate a child’s diagnosis. We will discuss effective communication tools and identify ways to continue to be supportive of one another. When “i” is replaced by “we”, even illness becomes wellness. We all have what it takes to get through this.

RSVP by calling the PADRE Foundation office at 714-509-8330 or email [email protected].
* Indicates that youth leaders will be available to tend to children who do want not to participate in the discussion.

If your child has T1D please visit our partner the PADRE Foundation for events and news.