T1D Education & Events
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
* 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