Type 2 Diabetes Resources

Camps

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.


College


Condition Management

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.


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!

This tool will help you keep track your child’s symptoms, blood sugar levels, ketones, insulin site, amount of fluids, and comments.


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.

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.

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 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!

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.


Nutrition

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.

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.


Online Education

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.

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 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.


Websites

The American Diabetes Association provides information about living with diabetes, advocacy and research, as well as training resources, an online publication and more.

Diabetes Forecast features 180 tools for living well with diabetes.