I have seen a number of discussions on how to motivate children on taking care of their own health.
In keeping with that theme and incorporating the family aspect, I think a discussion on how it’s changed family life. Things like we ALL now exercise and eat better, or we all get up an hour earlier for school, or we don’t let our diabetic child eat donuts, but we keep them on a high shelf and snack on them after the child is in bed.
Keeping along that theme of 1 does it or everyone does it, I think a discussion about strategies employed to make a child feel like they are not isolated in their disease would be great. Everything from camps, youth groups, diabetic Twitter accounts, to I as the parent wore a CGM for a week or taped old tubing and a fake pump to myself for 6 month so I could really understand what it was like for my child.
I certainly applaud your effort. As others have said, I think in person groups are uniquely challenging. It’s much easier dip a toe in an online group without feeling like you have been doing it all wrong when you READ everyone else is doing it different. Likewise, it’s much easier to roll your eyes and scream “newbie” in your head as you scroll to the next topic or comment. Tactfully and compassionately expressing to another parent that they’ve misunderstood something is much different in person without the time to think or have an edit feature at your fingertips.