Help your child celebrate a year of living life to the fullest with type 1 diabetes. Click here to download a page of award medals for a child’s first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and tenth anniversary of diagnosis. Print them on sticker paper or regular paper, cut them out, and stick, tape or pin them to clothes, lunch boxes, or notebooks.

Someday in the future, your child could be marking the day with a Lilly Diabetes Journey Award, celebrating individuals who have lived successfully with diabetes for 25, 50, and 75 years. Medals are awarded not only as a way to observe these major achievements, but also to give hope for the future to those just starting on their diabetes journey.

Happy dia-versary!

Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the “typical” experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.


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