Brave Buddies: Online Support and Information for Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes BraveBuddies@groups.io

Brave Buddies is an online support group for parents of children with type 1 diabetes. While most members primarily live in the San Francisco Bay Area (including South Bay, East Bay, North Bay/Marin, East Bay/Sacramento, Santa Cruz, and surrounding areas), the group is open to parents in any geographic region. Brave Buddies is a service of DYF (Diabetes Youth Families).


The mission of DYF is to improve the quality of life for children, teens and families affected by diabetes. The non-profit organization provides education and recreation within a supportive community, encouraging personal growth, knowledge and independence.  DYF serves more than 1,500 individuals annually (children and teens with diabetes, siblings, parents and guardians) through our resident camps and recreation programs. More info about DYF can be found at dyf.org.


The focus on Brave Buddies is sharing practical information related to our day-to-day lives with T1D. We try to keep email on-topic so that the list remains useful. Typical topics could include how to handle school, 504 accommodations, managing sports, useful products, research studies, pumps and CGMs, and diabetes supplies. 


This is a private list. We allow no commercial postings or SPAM and only allow parents of children with type 1 diabetes to subscribe to the list. We encourage private responses unless the topic is of interest to the whole group. We also appreciate it when members can offer to compile the responses they receive and send them back to the list as a single email.


Through Brave Buddies and DYF, you will have the opportunity to connect with other parents and families in the Bay Area. To find out more about our programs, we encourage you to join our mailing list at www.dyf.org. 


In order to have your subscription approved, please let us know your relationship to the person with type 1 diabetes. 


NOTE: PARENTS MAY OCCASIONALLY OFFER MEDICAL ADVICE THROUGH THIS LIST. ALWAYS CHECK THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE IMPLEMENTING. BRAVE BUDDIES, DYF AND THE PARENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GROUP ASSUME NO LIABILITY. YOU MUST CHECK WITH DOCTORS!


We look forward to having you as part of the group!

 

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