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Social Issues: Community Resources

I have the computer game Xylo by the Starbright Foundation to teach my 7 year old child. Have you found computer education helpful for kids, or is it better to receive one-on-one education if they are newly diagnosed?

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My 13 year old son was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. A lot of people have told me that this is a permanent disability and he is eligible for SSI Benefits. I would like to know if this is true.

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I have a 10 year old daughter who has diabetes. I am having a lot of problems with her. It seems she doesn’t even care about her self. My husband and I are very upset with her and afraid. What can we do?

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Are there are other children with diabetes in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area?

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My son has diabetes. I would like to send him to a camp for kids with diabetes but he is not so sure he wants to. Do I make him?

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I have a big problem. I desperately need that tests but are very expensive in Romania (30 US$=50 tests). I need 100 tests/month. A medium salary in my country is 80 US$. I think it is normal to receive tests for free, but in Romania this is not possible. Please, maybe you can advise me how can I find a way to have these tests every month.

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Are there schools specifically for children with diabetes in Central Florida?

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My 49 year old brother has diabetes and stage four non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. We are looking for a recipe to make Glucerna ourselves or suggestions as to where we might obtain it at discounted prices.

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Are there any books that talk about living with diabetes that are suitable for a 6 year old in kindergarten?

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My granddaughter is six years old and was diagnosed with diabetes at age 3. Do you know of any support groups for her in our area? She seems angry a lot and has never been with other children with diabetes.

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