We try to be involved as much as possible. Our thinking is the more involved we are the better our son will grow to care and take of himself. Not to mention we do not have a very supportive family "it's just diabetes" so we feel the more we are involved the more we learn to do it on our own, and maybe someday they will get a little education from us and come around.
We are walking this year for the first time (diagnosed november 19th, 2008) We had a Golf outing, bake sale, yard sale and now a pop can drive the last week before the walk... we also have a website. Http://brandynsbouncers.webs.com
How involved are you? Does it help your family being involved? Maybe we could all see what the others are doing and learn from each other. Just an idea.