Diabetes Counts Network Events
Our Events are fun and engaging. To reach out to a community of young people with T1D, and to the greater community we have crafted special Events during many times of the year.
We have four different categories of Events. Our Events for Parents and Families focus on togetherness and sharing. For Students, we have two separate criteria broken down by age groups. Finally FUNdraising is an excellent and enjoyable way to contribute to our Network, or pledge a sponsorship! More updates to dates and events will be coming soon as we set our calendar for the fall.
For Parents and Families
T1 Family Camp – Your family is important and this is an opportunity for your family to spend time together, relaxing and playing. T1 Family Camp is at Camp Cedaredge, in beautiful Cedaredge, CO. Come connect with other type 1 families, learn from speakers, and share your story.
August 25-27, 2017 at Camp Cedaredge Pre-Register Here
T1 Parent2Parent Connect - Raising a healthy child with T1D is challenging, and no one knows that better than other Type 1 parents. At Parent2Parent, enjoy dinner and an evening of sharing, strengthening, and education. Parent2Parent Connect is on the same night and location as T1 Fun Nights for students K-8th grade. Registration opens at 6:00 pm and the evening wraps up at 8:30pm.
Friday, April 7, 2017 -- CMU, Hamilton Recreation Center, Rm 162 Pre-Register Here
These events coincide with CMU T1 Fun Nights for students K-8th grade.
For Students, K - 8th Grade
T1 Fun Nights - T1 Fun Nights are free events for students with T1D and their siblings. The evenings include dinner and a fun activity at Colorado Mesa University and other venues. This event is put on in partnership with the Colorado Mesa Nursing Department, and the T1D students are paired up with a CMU nursing student for the evening. Certified Diabetic Educators are also present to provide additional oversight. Registration opens at 6:00 pm and the evening wraps up at 8:30pm
Friday, April 7, 2017 -- CMU, Hamilton Recreation Center, Rm 162
For Students, 9th - 12th Grade (New for 2016!)
UCount for Western Slope T1 Teens - UCount is a free program for high school students with T1D. It is designed to help them bridge the gap in learning to be independent, maintain healthy blood sugars, and manage the pressures of life as they grow into adulthood. The program will include 6 sessions with lunch, fun activities, education by professionals and mentoring by college students with T1D.
The locations and times of the fall sessions are coming soon.
• March 18, 2017 - Session 5 - Managing Money & Insurance
• April 15, 2017 - Session 6 - Overcoming Stigmas
Your involvement helps to send a family to T1 Family Camp free of cost. Managing T1D is not only tiring but expensive, even for families with the best insurance. Diabetes Counts Network is committed to strengthening families with T1D and offers the only family camp in Colorado with this focus. We want every family with T1D to be able to afford this opportunity to disconnect from their daily obligations, connect with each other, and relax. Offering this camp free of cost is our way of taking some of the pressure off of the lives of parents who are already juggling so much.
For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.