Diabetes Center Resources

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 provides information on 504 plans, which ensure reasonable accommodations for children who qualify.

Giving a 70/30 Insulin Injection

This interactive learning module from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia lets you practice how to prepare a 70/30 insulin dose for injection. 

How to Treat Low Blood Sugars

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.

Carb Counting


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."

Diabetes Supplies

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 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.

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.

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.

Quick view ketone rules

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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.


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 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.

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.

Online Education

Our Healthy Eyes, Healthy Vision e-learning module will answer common questions teens with diabetes have about vision screening.

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.

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.


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.

NDDIC provides information about digestive diseases, statistics, research and more, from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.