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Planet D: Just For Kids with Diabetes

Gina Flores
Caregiver Advocate | Shield HealthCare
11/03/11  10:08 PM PST

The American Diabetes Association and Shield HealthCare understand that diabetes affects the whole family when a loved one is diagnosed, especially when it’s a child. Whether you’re a parent, sibling or other relative, your support and understanding are an important part of the learning process. Today’s interactive technology makes it possible for families to access the latest tools to manage diabetes and find user-friendly support and valuable resources.

Planet D, created by the American Diabetes Association, is a new online educational resource for children and teens with diabetes. On the PlanetD website, young people and their families can learn the basics of diabetes, get advice and diabetes tips, read personal stories and profiles of kids with diabetes, find local youth camps and stay connected through message boards.

*2014 UpdatePlanet D has moved! You can now find online educational materials for children and teens, resources for parents, prevention information and more in the American Diabetes Association’s “Parents and Kids” section. Resources include the Everyday Wisdom Kit for families of newly diagnosed children, school safety information and much more. For information about summer camps for children with diabetes, visit DiabetesCamps.org.



  1. Deborah Nash
    Posted January 13, 2014 at 5:37 pm PST

    I have a young girl in my Girl Scout Troop that has Type 1 Diabetes. I would like to receive any type of children’s material, that I could use in my Troop meeting to help the girls understand about Diabetes. This is new to some of the girls and I would like for them to understand on their level what diabetes is and how their sister in Girl Scouts has to live with this every day. Any information you can send me would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Deborah Nash

  2. Posted January 15, 2014 at 10:43 pm PST

    Hello Deborah,
    Our friends at the American Diabetes Association offer a wealth of information and resources to help educate your Troop. Here is a link to their page on Type 1 Diabetes: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-1/?loc=db-slabnav
    Thank you for visiting us at shieldhealthcare.com. We wish you the best in your mission to create understanding and awareness among the girls in your Troop. Have a wonderful day!

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