Join Our Club!
Join our special club just for children with Juvenile Diabetes - like you! In addition to our book, you will receive a bracelet that says "I Have Diabetes Club", receive an annual Diaversary Medal congratulating you on the number of years with diabetes, get invited to special events and meet with other kids with diabetes, participate in club contests and activities, receive 1 specialty diabetes gift per year, have the ability to contact other club members, and get fun newsletters in the mail. Please join today! (A parent or legal guardian over the age of 18 must sign you up).
If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed, please contact us to receive your book and support material.
We love to help!
Thank you to our generous sponsor for providing the free books. Please help us support them.
Having diabetes, getting numerous shots and multiple finger pokes each day, is not fun! Our diabetes book and this organization were inspired by Kindra Andersen who was diagnosed at age 4. (See below) Through that experience, her mother, Karri, saw the need to create a tool to help children, parents and family members understand the effects of diabetes and to let them know they are not alone. Our goal is to bring a little something positive to a child's situation and a smile to their face and to give helpful information to caregivers with support and understanding.
Free Diabetes Book to recently diagnosed Children!
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed within the last 12 months, please fill out the form below or contact us here to receive your free book and support material. If your child was diagnosed over 12 months ago and you would like to order a book,
please order here.
(More about the book here.)
If you or someone you know could use our help,
please let us know and we will contact them.
Kindra was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at the age of 4. It was the toughest time in her life — as it is for all children and the people who love them. One of her hardest times was in the hospital for the first time. It was difficult for her to understand that every shot and finger poke was not the last one and that this was now a part of her new life. She looked at her mom with big tears in her eyes and said "Mom, I can't do this," and her Mom replied with bigger tears in her eyes and said "Yes, you can!"
- - - And she has!
|That was 10 years (and over 15,000 blood checks) ago and she is a healthy and happy 14 year old girl. She is also a dedicated student with good grades, dances in competitions and has won numerous awards. She loves to be involved in her diabetic community doing the JDRF (Junior Diabetes Research Fund) walks and attending the FCYD (Foundation Camps for Youth with Diabetes). She also volunteers at our local Children's Hospital meeting with new diabetic families. If you ask her today if she minds having diabetes, she will say, "not really."
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Our #1 priority is to help anyone with diabetes.
Kindra and Karri feature article in the Salt Lake Tribune!
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