Discussion Board Links

Many of you may not know about the Joslin discussion boards. On the Joslin website there are discussion boards for parents of children and teens with diabetes, and for teens with diabetes as well. The discussion boards are moderated by Joslin staff and they offer a safe place to ask questions about diabetes and to interact with other parents and teens living with diabetes.

Joslin Discussion Boards

Parents:  http://forums.joslin.org/JoslinDiscussionBoards/42.aspx

Teens: http://forums.joslin.org/JoslinDiscussionBoards/41.aspx                

Other internet resources for families living with diabetes:

ADA Planet D for kids and teens: http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/parents-and-kids/planet-d/

ADA Family Link: http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/connect-with-others/family-link/

Children with Diabetes.com (CWD) Chatrooms & Forums: www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/chat

JDRF Social Networking  Web Site: http://juvenation.org/user/cs_jdrf_home/  

If you would like to find a support group in your area you can check your local American Diabetes Association chapter (contact: Anna Floreen, afloreen@diabetes.org) or your local Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation chapter (contact: Lauren Shields, lshields@jdrf.org).

If you are a college student living with diabetes, you may want to join the College Diabetes Network at www.collegediabetesnetwork.org/
The College Diabetes Network is a support network that connects students living with diabetes to other students with diabetes on college campuses.