The mission of Children with Diabetes, Inc. is to promote understanding of the care and treatment of diabetes, especially in children; to increase awareness of the need for unrestricted diabetes care for children at school and daycare; to support families living with diabetes; and to promote understanding of research into a cure.
Being diagnosed with diabetes is a life-changing event, and raising a child is an exciting and ongoing challenge made even more demanding when managing a chronic illness. The childrenwithdiabetes.com Web site is a leading destination on the Internet for families dealing with diabetes, a Web resource for parents of children with Type 1 diabetes, and is dedicated to helping you find the information and support you need and in caring for a child with diabetes.
Jeff Hitchcock, founder and president, began Children with Diabetes in 1995 in response to his daughter Marissa's diabetes diagnosis at the age of two. The idea was—-and continues to be-—to share experiences with other families, so that together, we can all make a difference in the lives of kids with diabetes.
We're here to offer families and caregivers guidance, with original high-quality, science-based content and practical suggestions from trusted sources such as pediatric endocrinologists, certified diabetes educators, nurses, nutritionists, researchers, advocates, and fellow parents.
Why are we one of the most trusted diabetes resources on the Web? For these reasons:
- Diabetes expertise. The seasoned professionals on our team have worked at major diabetes organizations and been involved with patient care and research for many years. More important, many of us are moms and dads who are living the subject firsthand, raising children with type 1 diabetes. We research and fact-check the content we publish, and include references so you can check the science yourself.
- A sense of community. Our site offers a thriving support system, letting you connect with other parents, people with diabetes, and medical professionals for answers to your questions. Whether you are researching products, coping with a newly diagnosed "honeymoon," or searching for how to go on vacation with a child with diabetes, our Ask The Diabetes Team, Forums, Chat Room, and general content provide a wealth of information aimed at helping parents and families live a life without limits, even while managing diabetes.
- Recognition as a trusted source. Children with Diabetes focuses exclusively on diabetes, letting us concentrate on helping you make confident, informed choices. Since the site's launch in June 1995, we've been a constant and familiar resource for families living with diabetes.
About the Company
Children with Diabetes, Inc. (CWD) operates one of the most established, well-trafficked online diabetes communities through www.childrenwithdiabetes.com (online since 1995), promotes the Quilt for Life diabetes awareness project, and hosts Friends for Life conferences to provide education and support for children with diabetes and their families. The inspiration for CWD was personal for founder and president, Jeff Hitchcock; his daughter Marissa was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of two. Jeff's focus was to make a difference in the life of his daughter, and by extension, in the lives of all of the daughters and sons living with diabetes.
Our virtual team of editors, marketers, and technical staff is devoted to providing new and experienced parents of children with diabetes, with trusted information and resources. On March 28, 2008, CWD joined the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies as part of the Diabetes Franchise.
To contact us, please use our Feedback Form, or write to:
Children with Diabetes, Inc.
5689 Chancery Place
Hamilton, OH 45011
Editorial and Advertising Policy
Children With Diabetes is dedicated to providing parents and families with high-quality, scientifically based content. We want to be your most trusted parenting resource for your child with diabetes. That's why we offer practical guidance from expert sources, such as pediatric endocrinologists, diabetes educators, nurses, researchers, advocates, and — equally important — fellow parents.
Our content is all originally reported, fact checked, and reviewed with a few exceptions related to sharing research and news links. Our editors and advisors are constantly updating and reviewing content, and we make every effort to make corrections in a timely manner.
As part of our mission to provide readers with trustworthy information, we adhere to a policy of separation between editorial and advertising content. We believe you should always know the source of the information you're reading. We never allow advertisers to influence editorial content, and all advertising is either clearly separated from editorial content (in standard placements such as banner ads and right-hand units), or clearly labeled "advertisement" or "from our sponsors."
Children With Diabetes receives the bulk of its funding from paid advertisements, and from sponsorships of annual and regional conferences, which are opportunities available to all companies with diabetes-related products, technologies and services.
Learn more about advertising and sponsorship opportunities with Children with Diabetes.
Last Updated: Sun Mar 30 12:40:15 2008
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