Dia-Buddies is a a youth mentor program thatĀ brings together teens (ages 14-19, diagnosed a minimum of 2 years) with children, tweens, and teens, (ages 10-16), in fun social settings. At each Dia-Buddies event, mentors organize and run a variety of activities, thereby serving as role models for the mentees.

By adopting a group approach instead of the traditional one-on-one mentor-mentee relationship, the program allows mentors and mentees to foster relationships organically, giving everyone more opportunities to make connections and expand their network or support. Carb DM is partnering with JDRF for this program.