1: READ this message to parents of the newly diagnosed on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International site and follow the links there for additional information and assistance.
2: FIND a friend to talk to through the Family Support Network on the Children with Diabetes site. You can search for someone in your area, with children who are the same age or have the same type of diabetes as your child -- even for someone who will babysit..
3: BUY the American Diabetes Association Guide to Raising a Child with Diabetes for easy-to-read, easily understandable information on injections, monitoring, and all the other factors involved in managing your child's condition.
5: VISIT our listing of Juvenile Diabetes links for more information and ideas.
Do you have suggestions for parents of children newly diagnosed with diabetes? Tell them about that book that explained everything, that website full of resources, that e-mail group you still lean on, that experience with your child that made you see things differently. Those of us who have been there have important gifts to give those who have not yet done that. Offer your words of wisdom and experience where you see "Tell Your Tips" below.