The Diabetes Parent Support Network hosts "Getting Ready To Go Back To School and College," an educational event for families. At the event, we'll focus on:
Children and siblings are welcome. Please bring a snack to share. Free parking is available at the Wood Building at CHOP (across the driveway from the Abramson Research Center entrance). Register now:
Professionals are invited to register for this Oct. 18 CME course which is designed to provide a solid foundation in current diabetes management to nurses caring for school-aged children with diabetes. The skills necessary for self-management of diabetes will be reviewed, in keeping with the family-management model of the Diabetes Center for Children. Topics for review will include treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, blood glucose monitoring, meal planning and carbohydrate counting.
Special emphasis will be given to the emerging epidemic of type 2 diabetes in youth and its causes and treatments. Treatment of hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia and ketonuria, management of psychological and family issues, meeting the needs of the child, and diabetes in the school setting will be discussed.
Diabetes camp is a great opportunity for kids with diabetes to enojoy a fun week, make new friends, and learn life skills in diabetes care — all under the supervision of trained staff and medical professionals. There are several camps in the tri-state area. If finances are a challenge, apply for a scholarship. But do so early! Spaces fill quickly. Check out these diabetes camps in the region: