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New Diabetes Resource Provides Tools and Support to Families of Newly-Diagnosed Children with Type 1 Diabetes
Date:2/3/2009

amilies of recently-diagnosed children with diabetes can download additional customizable "Give One" cards for teachers, coaches, bus drivers, physical education teachers and other caregivers at www.KidCare4Diabetes.com.

For more information about Children with Diabetes, please visit: www.childrenwithdiabetes.com.

About Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, the hormone needed to transport glucose (sugar) from the blood into the cells of the body for energy. In type 1 diabetes, the immune system destroys the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas that regulate blood glucose. Since the pancreas can no longer produce insulin, people with type 1 diabetes require daily injections of insulin or insulin pump therapy.

The International Diabetes Federation estimates the global number of children 14 years of age and younger with type 1 diabetes to be 440,000, with 70,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Type 1 diabetes is one of the most common diseases in school-aged children - about 186,300 young people in the United States under age 20 had diabetes in 2007.

About Children with Diabetes

Children with Diabetes, Inc. (CWD) operates one of the most established, well-trafficked online diabetes communities through www.childrenwithdiabetes.com (online since 1995), promotes the Quilt for Life diabetes awareness project, and hosts Friends for Life conferences to provide education and support for children with diabetes and their families. The inspiration for CWD was personal for founder and president, Jeff Hitchcock; his daughter Marissa was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of two. Jeff's focus was to make a d
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