Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
November 4, 1999
Social Issues: Community Resources
Question from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA:
I am a 30�year old Type 1 and have been for 19 years. My specific question deals with a project that I am currently working on for nursing school at The University of Utah. I am trying to set up a support group for high school kids with diabetes in a rural county here in Utah with one of the highest DM rates in the state. My focus is more of a "you're not alone" psychological approach rather than a medical treatment group. Do you have any advice or could you recommend any good resources (readings, etc.)?
I am so glad you are creating a support group for kids. You may need to rename it, however, to get participation! “Support Group” doesn’t usually draw them in. How about creating a different title? Books about the emotional impact of diabetes are easier to find now — check Amazon.com for a pretty amazing list. Also, focusing on the unique needs of kids vs. adults with diabetes is a worthy endeavor.
Additional comments from The Editor:
See our reviews of book for kids and books for parents and older kids.