The Future: Diabetes Youth & Parent Group

Life with diabetes may be challenging for youth with the condition and the people who care for them. Knowing someone else who is going through similar experiences can help decrease the sense of isolation that comes with daily management of a chronic condition.

The Future: Diabetes Youth Group is a free group for young people with diabetes, their parents and caregivers. This group is presented and funded by UChicago Medicine and the Kovler Diabetes Center.

Who

  • Our Zoom team includes a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, Registered Dietician, social worker, endocrinologist, psychologist and a Child Life Specialist.

What

During our Zoom calls, young people and parents split into break out rooms and participate in:

  • Technology updates.
  • Fun activities.
  • Group discussions.
  • Kids earn points for attendance & participation.
  • Regular attendance provides eligibility to win a scholarship for diabetes camp.
  • Points earned make you eligible for prizes like a Nintendo Switch Lite.
  • Everyone comes away with a prize.

During in person meetings, we may attend:

  • Free field trips (example: Museum of Science and Industry.)
  • JDRF and ADA Group fundraisers and walks.

When

  • March 23rd from 12 to 2 p.m.

Where

  • Seven Ten Social 1055 E 55th St. Chicago

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How do I find out more?

Comprehensive Pediatric Diabetes Care

For over 20 years, Comer Children’s has forged expansive partnerships with the Chicago Children's Diabetes Center and Kovler Diabetes Center to help young people with all types of diabetes, including rare and difficult to treat forms of the chronic condition. Our pediatric diabetes experts work to provide holistic, family-centered care for hundreds of children who battle the disease each year. Our team of specialists can devise plans to manage diabetes, which may include dietary changes, exercise, medicine and weight loss.

Learn more about our pediatric diabetes care