Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Support is a great thing . . .

I've mentioned before that for most of my life I was the only person I knew with diabetes.  That's part of what brought me into the world of diabetes blogging and on-line support groups.  It's part of what makes each and every Fld County Diabetes Dinner so amazing.  It's part of why I enjoyed going to that support group in May.

Yes, you've seen this picture before. Yes, it's the one Kerri took. 
Yes, she was kind enough to let me post it . . . again.

I wish I could regularly attend the support group meetings, but getting to NYC takes too long (and is too expensive) for me to do on a weekly basis.  Lucky for me (and for you too) these talented ladies have launched a web-site.  Introducing . . .

The name is an acronym for Adults Coping with Type 1 Diabetes and the group's main goal is to provide all types of support for people living with T1.  The site is still in its beginning stages but they have been working very hard and it is expanding quickly.  There is a page with information about the two support groups they run.  One is for young women, and a second group has been added recently for all people with Type 1.  You can already find information on a new Supply Exchange the group is organizing, and a list of medical professionals in the NYC area who can help those struggling with the emotional side of diabetes.  And you can check out my favorite feature, the daily blog posts by the various group members.

I'm really impressed with what a great resource this site is for those in the NYC area and beyond - but I can't say I'm surprised.  After all, I have been lucky enough to meet the ladies of ACT1.  They are a wonderful group of intelligent, compassionate and dedicated women.  And they know how to have fun!  Please do check out their site and join me in wishing them the best of luck with all upcoming projects!


  1. Thank you so much for introducing us Karen!! We really appreciate it! And I wish you could join us more often too :)

  2. Woot!! I wish I could make it there, what a trip from CNY.

    It's a great site. Thanks for this post Karen.

  3. This is fabulous. I hope that this is a WILD success and that we see more of this nationwide and worldwide.


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