The Future: Diabetes Youth & Parent Group

Life with Type 1 diabetes can be challenging for youth with diabetes and the people who support and care for them. Sometimes, young people with diabetes have never met anyone else their age with Type 1.

The Future: Diabetes Youth and Parent Group is a free group open to any youth with Type 1 diabetes, as well as parents and caregivers. We offer a supportive, interactive experience for all participants, including:

  • Fun activities for youth with diabetes
  • Discussions with diabetes specialists for parents

Group Sessions

This group meets quarterly in February, May, July and October.

Next session
Our May class has been cancelled and will be rescheduled based on government recommendations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Member Benefits

Participants will also receive:

  • Free parking
  • Free t-shirt
  • Complimentary refreshments
  • Opportunities to win raffle prizes, such as gift cards, theme park tickets and even a diabetes camp scholarship (eligibility based on attendance)


Registration is required, and it’s easy.

To register and receive more details, please contact:

Bernadine Holland


Comprehensive Pediatric Diabetes Care

For over 20 years, Comer Children’s has forged expansive partnerships with the Chicago Children's Diabetes Center and Kovler Diabetes Center to help young people with all types of diabetes, including rare and difficult to treat forms of the chronic condition. Our pediatric diabetes experts work to provide holistic, family-centered care for hundreds of children who battle the disease each year. Our team of specialists can devise plans to manage diabetes, which may include dietary changes, exercise, medicine and weight loss.

Learn more about our pediatric diabetes care