Diabetes Youth Services believes connection is one of the most important goals of our organization. We are proud to offer two annual retreats where those living with type 1 and their support system can have fun, participate in interactive teamwork activities, learn the latest and greatest in diabetes education, and strengthen ties in your community.

Family Retreat

Diabetes Youth Services began the Family Retreat in the Winter of 2002 as a place for families to kick back, relax, and connect with other families facing daily struggles with diabetes. More than 10 years later, we are so excited to bring this program back filled with exciting games, interactive teamwork challenges, and so much more. Our goal for the Family Retreat is to strengthen family ties relating to diabetes and to know there is a network of other families for never-ending support.

Connect Leadership Retreat

Every year young adults join us for a weekend experience that includes making friends, fun activities, guest speakers, and open discussions. This is a valuable weekend that helps any young adult managing type 1 diabetes make meaningful connections to help them cope with the struggles they face daily. You will meet adults living with T1D who share their expertise in a variety of subject areas as well as immersive cooking, mental health, and exploratory programs.