Type 1 Diabetes Resources
Patient Family Education
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.
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.
Explore resources available to students with diabetes who are preparing for life at college and the responsibilities that come with it.
For students with diabetes who need financial support for college, there are many opportunities to apply for scholarships.
This resource will help you understand how fast-acting insulin (such as Humalog, NovoLog and Apidra) works and why your child may need it to treat her high blood sugars and/or ketones.
This resource can help you learn about potential long-term complications from your child’s diabetes, such as eye, feet, kidney, cholesterol and related problems.
This 20-page informational packets can help you learn more about cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD), what causes it, how it is diagnosed, treatment options and long-term monitoring.
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.
Learn about continuous glucose monitoring systems and find a list of CGMS manufacturers.
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!
This tool will help you keep track your child’s symptoms, blood sugar levels, ketones, insulin site, amount of fluids, and comments.
For School Nurses/Caregivers
This guide will help school nurses and other caregivers understand how the Medtronic 630G insulin pump works in a child with diabetes.
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 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.
This resource can help young drivers with diabetes to properly manage their blood sugars and plan ahead for safe driving.
This resource can help you motivate your child with diabetes to be physically active for at least 30-60 minutes a day, and how you can help manage your child’ sugar levels before, during and after activity.
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 is a time for sun and fun, beaches and bare feet, but it can pose a challenge for those with diabetes.
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.
For young adults with diabetes, preparing for the move to college over the summer will ensure you're at your best at the start of this new chapter.
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 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.
This tool will help young adults maintain control of their diabetes when they leave home and live more independently. Learn about healthy foods to keep in your dorm room, how to count carbs, portion control and healthy food choices in the cafeteria.
Drinking alcohol and having diabetes can be dangerous. In this module, learn how alcohol can affect your body and blood sugars. Hear tips on how to drink alcohol safely.
After completing this module, you will be able to identify the signs and symptoms of depression and the resources available to teens with diabetes who may feel depressed.
This diabetes e-learning module is for young athletes who want to perform at their peak. Learn about keeping your blood sugar in the best range to maximize your peak performance.
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.
It’s important to learn how to drive safely with diabetes. Find out what you need to know before you get behind the wheel.
Watch these videos to help you better understand the effect of food and insulin on your blood sugar.
This e-learning module will help you learn about blood sugar logs, and why they're important in helping you understand and prevent highs and lows.
Learn about relaxation exercises and distractions that can help you overcome fear of needles.
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.
When you have type 1 diabetes, ketones can start to form and build up in your blood. Ketones also form when you don't have enough insulin in your body.
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.