T1D in East Tennessee

My daughter was recently diagnosed with t1d. We live in a rural area, and we have no support groups. My daughter is 10 years old and would love to connect with other kids.

Does your daughter use the computer? Like email or Facebook? I have a 10 year old son who I think would benefit from talking to someone his age as well. He was diagnosed when he was 3. We live in Las Vegas, NV. He’s not too “computer savvy” but I’d be willing to work with him if you think it would work to hook them up?

Yes,that would be great. My daughter needs to connect with other kids. She is newly diagnosed and feels alone. She is the only kid with t1d in her school. I know she would enjoy being able to talk to your son. I will help her as well with the computer. Amberlea’s email is AmmieTN@yahoo.com. I told her before she left for school and she was very excited to meet a new friend:)

Hello. I’ll let my daughter know. she is 12. we are in fl but head to small town nh often So we understand “alone.” Have you looked into camps for the summer? It’s a great way to unwind and meet peers. Any sponsored activities in TN. That is also a good way to connect with people. I’ll ask my daughter to email you. she was diagnosed at 10.

My daughter is 11 and was just diagnosed April, 2 of this year. We are from here in East tennessee also (about 20 mins from knoxville).
She would love to have someone that understands her and the challanges of this new diagnosis. My email is HardingN88@gmail.com.

My daughter has a Facebook if they would want to connect that way or I can give you her email.

My daughter is 11 years old. She was diagnosed Dec 2014. We live in Wisconsin. I’ll ask her if she wants to write to someone.

This disease is a roller coaster ride. Hang on and best of luck to you all.

Lisa Jo V.

I would like to thank everyone for the words of encouragement. We have looked into Summer camps. I have signed my daughter up for one this Summer. She told me yesterday that nobody understands what she is going through. So I told her well I will find people who are going through the same type of battle:)Thankfully, you guys responded to my post. I know she will love to talk to each one of your kids:) Feel free to share her email address with your kids!!! Best wishes to each and every one of you guys.