Diabetes Center Resources
This video shares advice from families that get their care at the Diabetes Center on how people can emotionally cope with managing type 1 diabetes.
Food as Medicine
This resource from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) gives tips to improve mind-body connection and digestion through practicing mindfulness at mealtimes.
Emergency Glucose Manufacturers
BAQSIMI is the first and only dry nasal spray that can treat severe hypoglycemia.
GlucaGen® is a prescription medicine used to treat very low blood sugar (severe hypoglycemia) in people with diabetes who use insulin.
Gvoke Glucagon injection is a prescription medicine used to treat low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in adults and kids with diabetes ages 2 years and above.
Gvoke HypoPen™ is the first autoinjector for very low blood sugar. It is premixed and ready-to-go, with no visible needle. That means it's easy‑to‑use!
Patient Family Education
This resource from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia describes how to apply for PA medical assistance as secondary insurance.
This resource from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides information on 504 plans, which ensure reasonable accommodations for children who qualify.
This interactive learning module from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia lets you practice how to prepare a 70/30 insulin dose for injection.
This interactive learning module from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia lets you practice how to prepare a Basal or Bolus insulin dose for injection.
This video demonstrates how to give insulin using a pre-filled pen, including where and how to give the injection, supplies you’ll need, how to dispose of the used pen needle, and more. En español.
This interactive video explains the signs, symptoms and causes of low blood sugar, how the body is affected, and what you can do to correct a low blood sugar when detected.
Camp Freedom is a lifeline for children with diabetes to develop the critical skills needed to thrive while managing this disease. Attending summer camp helps children develop social skills, self-respect and life-long friendships. We give kids the opportunity to meet other kids just like them while fostering independence, building self-confidence and gaining an awareness of a healthy lifestyle through education, nutrition, exercise, emotional well-being and glucose control.
At Camp Nejeda youth with diabetes are given the opportunity to live, if only for one or two weeks, in a world where having diabetes is the norm.
Camp Possibilities offers swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, basketball, field games, nature walks, talent shows, dances and many other activities for youth with diabetes. Camp is located on the Ramblewood Campgrounds.
Camp Setebaid offers a fun-filled week packed with lots of exciting activities, team building exercises and learning experiences for youth with Type 1 Diabetes.
KDKC is a week long camp where children with type 1 diabetes, ages 7 – 16 can come to have fun, meet other kids with diabetes and experience camp. KDKC is held at the Camp Victory facility every year during the third week of June.
Offers non-stop fun for children 6-16 years who are deaf, blind or have type 1 diabetes. Campers will participate in an overnight camp supervised by trained counselors. They also offer family and siblings diabetic camps.
In this video, you will learn what foods are rich in carbohydrates, and how carbs affect blood sugars.
In this video, you will learn what foods are high in fat and how fat affects blood sugars.
In this video, you will learn how food and different types of insulin (long acting and fast acting, or lantus and bolus insulin) affect your blood sugars.
In this video, you will learn what foods are rich in protein and how protein affects blood sugar.
In this video, you will learn how to use a sliding scale to determine the insulin you'll need to account for the number of carbs you're eating in a meal.
For those with diabetes looking at the Nutrition Facts on food packaging, this video will teach them to focus on serving size and weight, and total carbohydrate.
In this video, you will learn when you should and shouldn't take insulin to correct for high blood sugar. It all depends on the timing of your meals and snacks.
In this video, you will learn how to use a food scale to weigh foods like chips and crackers to more accurately count your carbs.
In this video, you will learn about the many apps and websites you can use to make counting carbohydrates easier.
In this video, you will learn how to use the correction factor and insulin to carb ratio on a sliding scale to determine how much insulin to give with a meal.
CDN was founded in 2009 by a college student with T1D who felt isolated and struggled to manage her diabetes. "As a student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, I struggled with managing my T1D on my own. In my junior year, I formed a group to connect students with T1D. We supported each other, exchanged strategies, and even supplies. The group changed my life at college and was the impetus for starting CDN."
Explore resources available to students with diabetes who are preparing for life at college and the responsibilities that come with it.
This resource will help you understand extended blousing and when this form of insulin delivery is best for your child with diabetes.
The Consumer Guide is a listing of diabetes-related products. With hundreds of diabetes supplies all in one place, shopping is simpler. You can compare devices, filter by the features that matter most to you, and learn more about the medications and devices you use daily.
Find a list of blood glucose meter manufacturers for convenient access for patients with diabetes.
Find information about Precision Xtra®, which tests for both blood glucose and blood ketones, and learn about the advantages of checking for blood ketones.
Find diabetes apps for you phone to help you with carb counting, keeping track of your blood sugar, calories intake and more.
These Durable Medical Equipment (DME) companies that offer diabetes supplies. Call and find if they have a contract with your insurance company.
The Diabetes Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has compiled a list of injection products for easy access to patients with diabetes.
The Diabetes Center compiled a list of insulin and insulin manufacturers for easy access to patients with diabetes.
Find creative diabetes accessories for kids and adults, anything from pump cases to insulin cooling cases.
Find a list of insulin pump manufacturers compiled by the Diabetes Center at CHOP.
Find a list of lancet devices and accessories for easy access for patients with diabetes.
A list of supplies that can be used to treat a low blood sugar in children, including glucose tablets, glucose liquids/gels/powders and candy
These retailers offer medical ID bracelets, medical alert jewelry, and more products that will keep your child with diabetes safe.
Keep this ketone rules timeline easily accessible to help you stay on track with managing your ketones anytime you see purple pop up on the urine stick. Print it out, hang it on your fridge, or save the image on your phone!
For School Nurses/Caregivers
Provides general guidelines for diabetes care at school, including diabetes medical management plan, responsibilities of the various stakeholders, and special considerations for diabetes management at school.
Through its Safe at School Campaign, the American Diabetes Association works to make sure that the diabetes management needs of students are met so they are healthy and safe when they are at school.
Find training and support materials that can prepare and educate school staff to provide needed care to students with diabetes. The training resources include toolkits, posters, training modules and much more.
Find AADE’s position statement on topics related to diabetes education, practice papers, practice levels, competencies for diabetes educators and more.
Provides reliable health information for people with diabetes who want to know more about controlling and managing their diabetes, including the Diabetes Self-Management magazine, a weekly newsletter, a number of books, and a blog.
The InPen™ requires a prescription. It is a home-use reusable pen injector for single-patient use by people with diabetes under the supervision of an adult caregiver, or by a patient age 7 and older for the self-injection of a desired dose of insulin.
This guide is intended to help school nurses with the basic operation of a student’s MiniMed™ 770G system. Please note that this booklet does not cover all aspects of insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). It is written for healthcare professionals with some experience with this technology.
This resource is intended to provide guidance to school personnel to ensure a safe learning environment for students with diabetes.
This guide will help school nurses and other caregivers understand how the Omnipod insulin pump works in a child with diabetes.
Omnipod DASH System is a simple system consisting of just 2 parts — the tubeless Pod and the handheld Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM) that you use to wirelessly program your insulin delivery.
This guide will help you feel comfortable taking care of someone with diabetes using the Omnipod® 5 Automated Insulin Delivery System.
All you need to know about how to operate the Tandem pump can be found in this user-friendly guide designed for school nurses.
Members of the CHOP Diabetes Center offer guidance for caring for children with Type 1 diabetes during COVID-19.
Members of the CHOP Diabetes Center offer guidance to nurses and caregivers for Managing Type 1 in the School Setting during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Provides information about continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), the differences between CGM and a blood glucose meter, and how you might use CGM as a school nurse.
This website is intended to provide resources for your school-care team.
This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to properly program, manage and care for your t:slim X2 insulin pump.
The t:slim X2™ insulin pump from Tandem Diabetes Care uses Control-IQ® technology, which is designed to help keep blood sugar levels in range by predicting glucose levels (based on Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitoring) and adjusting insulin delivery accordingly.
Living With Diabetes
This resource is for patients with diabetes who are going to college.
Find helpful tips for kids with diabetes to help control blood sugars during the winter months and keep away the winter blues.
Find tips on how you can help your child, and yourself, cope with the demands of managing diabetes, form the experts at the Diabetes Center for Children at CHOP.
Find out how social workers and diabetes nurses at the Diabetes Center at CHOP can help you with insurance and financial concerns.
Find tips on how you can team up with your child’s school to provide care for your child with diabetes.
Find tips from the Diabetes Center at CHOP on how you can give to and connect with others with diabetes.
Many children worry about telling friends that they have diabetes. Learn how you can help your child prepare to tell friends about his or her disease.
If you are traveling or going on vacation this summer, make sure you plan ahead to keep your diabetes in check. Dealing with high blood sugars – or worse, a trip to the hospital – can put a damper on your plans.
When managing diabetes, you should work with your diabetes team at the Diabetes Center, even in between regular appointments. Here's how.
Summer brings a lot of fun things – vacation, swimming and outdoor activities. It also brings the hot weather. Use these tips to help keep you safe!
Diabetes can take an emotional toll on your child (and you!). Here are a few ideas on how to you can support your child/teen.
Open communication between you and your teenager with diabetes is important. Recognize that your teen wants to be treated as an adult, even if that means letting him take charge of his own diabetes management plan.
Find winter sports safety tips for children with diabetes to help keep you safe and active this winter while taking care of your diabetes.
Is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.
CalorieKing provides information about diet and weight loss, calorie counter and more.
This presentation will teach you about counting carbohydrates, reading food labels, and managing snacks and meal plans for children with diabetes.
This module will help you count the carbs for small, medium and large portions of foods you eat often, and equate carb count to varying units of insulin.
Vitamin D is an important vitamin with many health benefits. All children need vitamin D, as it helps our bodies absorb calcium to build strong bones and teeth. It also helps maintain a healthy immune system.
Learn about the importance of meal planning for children with diabetes, and how carbohydrates, sugars, proteins and fats affect your child's blood sugar levels.
Learn about combination bolusing using an insulin pump and how it might be helpful when eating high-fat meals, buffet meals and holiday meals.
Find and rate low calorie, healthy recipes at SparkRecipes. Use the free recipe calculator to find the calories, carbs, fat and protein in your recipes.
SugarStats gives you a simple and easy-to-use interface to input and access your data from home, school, work, when you're on the road or just about anywhere at all.
Our Healthy Eyes, Healthy Vision e-learning module will answer common questions teens with diabetes have about vision screening.
Experiencing low blood sugar can be scary and embarrassing. But don’t try to avoid lows by letting your sugars run high all the time.
It takes just 15 minutes a day to test blood sugar, count carbs, calculate and give the insulin dose that will take care of your diabetes.
Watch this e-learning module to learn more about diabulimia, including its risks and complications, and the dangers of DKA caused by diabulimia.
Watch registered dietitians from the Diabetes Center as they make their way around the supermarket, giving tips on making healthy food choices for teens and families with diabetes.
This course discusses three important things you need to explain to your roommate when you go to college: your diabetes, your lows and how they can help.
The Diabetes Center for Children at CHOP holds an annual educational conference for kids with diabetes and their families. At the 2014 conference, meeting organizers showed this video featuring CHOP diabetes patients doing the things they love.
Olympic gold medal swimmer Gary Hall Jr. speaks to children at Seacrest Studios at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia about life as an athlete with diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association provides information about living with diabetes, advocacy and research, as well as training resources, an online publication and more.
Children with DIABETES is an online community for kids, families and adults with diabetes.
Diabetes Forecast features 180 tools for living well with diabetes.
Glu is part of the T1D Exchange, a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the lives of people touched by T1D.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.
NDDIC provides information about digestive diseases, statistics, research and more, from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
NIDDK is a branch of the National Institutes of Health that offers health and research information about a variety of digestive diseases that can affect the liver.