Why WAIT

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Joslin's Why WAIT Program

Candidates must be fully vaccinated in order to participate in the onsite programs.

The Why WAIT Program at Joslin Diabetes Center is a 12-week program, designed to help you manage your weight and diabetes. To help you achieve your goals, our nurse educators will develop personalized nutrition, education, and medication management plan for you.

Designed to help patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes safely lose weight to better manage their condition. Why WAIT stands for Weight Achievement and Intensive Treatment and is a 12-week program.

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Diabetes Education Program for School Nurses

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Live/Virtual
This program will be LIVE, and will NOT be posted online afterwards.

This program is offered two times a year in Spring and Fall. This one-day program is offered designed by the pediatric staff at Joslin Diabetes Center provides school nurses with up-to-date diabetes information in order to create a safe learning environment.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the etiology and pathophysiology of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in youth.
  • Identify current treatment plans and tools utilized in the management of diabetes in children and adolescents and apply them to the school setting.
  • Review the role food and nutrition play in the management of diabetes.
  • Describe factors influencing and methods to maintain blood glucose control during exercise and physical activity for youth with diabetes.
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School Nurse Pump Education Program

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Live/Virtual
This program will be LIVE, and will NOT be posted online afterward.

This full-day program is designed by the pediatric staff at the Joslin Diabetes Center. The program provides school nurses with a greater understanding of the management of school-age children and adolescents wearing insulin pumps.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe pump therapy as a method of insulin delivery
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of insulin pump therapy
  • Describe the use of insulin pump therapy in the school setting
  • Explain the calculation of insulin doses
  • Discuss common issues with pump therapy that arise in the school setting
  • Identify new glucose monitoring technology
  • List the characteristics associated with successful pump therapy in pediatric patients
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