GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) According to the American Diabetes Association, one in every 400 children has diabetes.
Here on the Western Slope, one group is doing all they can to help local families deal with the disease.
Diabetes Counts is a relatively new organization here, and they're still growing.
But for many families, especially those who are new to the disease, they're a wealth of information.
"In the valley there's not a lot of children's support for diabetes," says Diabetes Counts Vice President, Stephany Seuell. "So we formed the parents group and started small an now we're getting larger."
Now, fifty-two diabetics come to Diabetes Counts and they've partnered with Community Hospital and CMU.
"We meet with parents we help organize them, get them to the right people to help with like Medtronic and other parents that have had diabetics for years to help them realize that you can manage this and you can help your child live a healthy, normal life," says Seuell.