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713 WSW Loop 323
STE H PM Box 196

Tyler
Texas 75701
USA
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Target demographics: Children and Families living with Type 1 Diabetes.

Geographic areas served: Tyler and East Texas (90 miles from Dallas, TX)

Mission:
Our mission at Tyler Type 1 Diabetes Foundation is to better equip insulin dependent people to live longer, healthier lives. We serve children and families living with Type 1 Diabetes (also known as Juvenile Onset Diabetes) in Tyler and the East Texas area. For people with Type 1 Diabetes, insulin is not a cure...it's life support. We provide immediate assistance and one-on-one guidance for newly diagnosed families struggling to adjust to having an insulin dependent child. Type 1 parents and trained volunteers will help these families implement physician instructions (we don’t give medical advice) using day-to-day scenarios and ideas for practical application.

Understanding the relationship between carbohydrates and insulin is imperative to the life of a person with Type 1 Diabetes. That is why we also offer nutrition and lifestyle education and support groups. Through this, we hope to empower those who are insulin dependent to make healthy choices every day. This will dramatically decrease the chances of complications in the years to come.
Results:
60 Newly diagnosed children and families visited
150 Parents and grandparents attended Diabetes 101
550 Facebook fans (268 active monthly users)
750 Children and families attended support group
500 People attended first fundraising and awareness event
3,500 Unique visitors to our web site (www.TylerTypeOne.org)
6,000 Total visitors to our web site (40 unique nations)
10,000 Views of our Type 1 awareness PSA on
YouTube at www.YouTube.com/typeonevideo
*—Also just won a Bronze Telly Award for this video

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06/16/11
Tyler Type 1 Diabetes Foundation is a great organization. I have been Type One diabetic for 34 years. When I was a child growing up with this disease, I thought that I was all alone. Tyler Type One helps children in our community realize that they are not alone. Families living with this disease... more »
06/13/11
Tyler Type One is an incredible organization that reaches out to newly diagnosed families as well as being a support group for all insulin dependent families. When you hear the news that your child will forever be required to give himself shots just to live for the rest of their lives and check ... more »
06/13/11
Since my mother contracted Type 1 diabetes with adult on-set of juvenile diabetes and passed away in her early sixties, I have remained aware & sensitive to insulin-dependant people of all ages. After hearing about Tyler Type 1 Foundation, I educated myself in what they do to educate and assist the... more »
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