When a child is diagnosed with diabetes, the entire family is impacted. STIX diabetes programs offer hope. We believe that The STIX Way provides the foundation and support for those living with diabetes to live life to the fullest, empowered & equipped to control their disease instead of their disease controlling them. The STIX Way's core is to embrace community support and participate in supporting others.
The STIX Way:
1. STIX pursues early connection after diagnosis.
a) We strive to make contact as soon as possible to be a support to families with newly diagnosed children. “They don’t know what they don't know.”
2. STIX provides an opportunity to make friends and eliminate isolation.
3. STIX foster growth and resilience through:
a) Leadership skills training: mentor/mentee relationships, Junior Counselor/Counselor relationships, & ongoing leadership roles.
b) Positive feedback & education from Medical Provider
4. STIX intended outcome:
a) Young adults with diabetes who live life to the fullest, empowered and equipped to take control of their disease instead of their disease controlling them.
b) Young adults who embrace community as a support and participate in supporting others.