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ADA hosts free Valentines day party
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The American Diabetes Association will be hosting a free Valentine’s Day Party for all children and teens with diabetes on Sunday, at the Diabetes Wellness Center at Memorial Hospital from 2-4 p.m.

The free Valentine’s Day Party is part of the American Diabetes Association Family Resource Network (FRN), an educational and social program for children and families living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

The Family Resource Network is a community based network of parent volunteers who have children and teenagers with diabetes. They provide information and services including advocacy, education and social events to families living with diabetes throughout southeast Georgia.

They are dedicated to strengthening relationships between children with diabetes, their families, their diabetes care team and their school and improving education and awareness.

The American Diabetes Association is committed to serving the special needs children with diabetes and their families:

Targeted Medical Research
Islet cell replacement initiative
Infant screening program
Diabetes Camp
Camp JADA – Four-day camp located in Jacksonville in June  for children with diabetes

ADA works to fight school discrimination and to increase federal funding for diabetes research, prevention programs and medical insurance coverage.

Wizdom Kit
A free kit of wit and wisdom for children with diabetes and their families

Planet D Youth Web site
A comprehensive interactive site just for children and teens with information about food and nutrition, insulin and emotional issues, ways to connect with others.  

Parents e-Newsletter
Bi-monthly updates of news, information, tips and hints just for parents of children and teens with diabetes
Information on ADA programs and services for children with diabetes is available at or contact Maria Center at the Savannah Chapter of the American Diabetes Association at or (912) 353-8110, x3091.