Type 1 Diabetes Resources

Patient Family Education

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.


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.


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

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

This guide will help school nurses and other caregivers understand how the Omnipod insulin pump works in a child with diabetes.

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.

Find winter sports safety tips for children with diabetes to help keep you safe and active this winter while taking care of your diabetes.


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.

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.


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.