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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Diabetes 101: Caring for Children with Diabetes - Virtual Class

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Class will be conducted virtually via Zoom meeting platform.

Upon completion of this class, the participant will be able to:

  • Define and understand type 1 diabetes and symptoms
  • Describe treatment options for childhood diabetes
  • Describe how food impacts diabetes management
  • Identify approaches to managing diabetes within the child’s and families’ lifestyle
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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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High Hopes Gala

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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, we are proud to honor the top 100 people, groups, corporations and foundations that we, at Joslin, admire and appreciate for their impact on the diabetes community over the last century. We are grateful for their innovation, imagination and advocacy that has allowed for new discoveries in the journey to find a cure.

This year’s Gala will take place as a live broadcast from our studio location. Our guests will have the unique opportunity to view the event as it unfolds from the comfort and safety of their own homes. You won’t want to miss this!

For more information and to purchase a ticket, visit joslin.org/gala.

  • Fundraising

Ray A. and Robert L. Kroc Lectureship on Diabetes

Richard Young, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Research Lecture Seminar

Diabetes 101: Caring for Children with Diabetes - Virtual Class

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Class will be conducted virtually via Zoom meeting platform.

Upon completion of this class, the participant will be able to:

  • Define and understand type 1 diabetes and symptoms
  • Describe treatment options for childhood diabetes
  • Describe how food impacts diabetes management
  • Identify approaches to managing diabetes within the child’s and families’ lifestyle
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Dr. Michael Brownlee Visiting Professor Lectureship in Diabetes Research

Constance Cepko, PhD

Harvard Medical School

  • Research Lecture Seminar

DO IT Program

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

Joslin's Diabetes Outpatient Intensive Treatment (DO IT) is a four-day intensive outpatient program for individuals with any type* of diabetes mellitus; includes individual attention and small-group education; provides a personalized diabetes management plan.

The program is results-oriented and utilizes the latest diabetes research and expertise to improve your control and put you on track for a healthier tomorrow.

For information about DO IT call 617-309-2628 or email DOITParticipant [at] joslin.harvard.edu.

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Diabetes 101: Caring for Children with Diabetes - Virtual Class

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Class will be conducted virtually via Zoom meeting platform.

Upon completion of this class, the participant will be able to:

  • Define and understand type 1 diabetes and symptoms
  • Describe treatment options for childhood diabetes
  • Describe how food impacts diabetes management
  • Identify approaches to managing diabetes within the child’s and families’ lifestyle
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Why WAIT

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Joslin's Why WAIT Program

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

Register Now! Space is limited.

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 101: Caring for Children with Diabetes - Virtual Class

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Class will be conducted virtually via Zoom meeting platform.

Upon completion of this class, the participant will be able to:

  • Define and understand type 1 diabetes and symptoms
  • Describe treatment options for childhood diabetes
  • Describe how food impacts diabetes management
  • Identify approaches to managing diabetes within the child’s and families’ lifestyle
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C. Ronald Kahn Distinguished Lectureship

Mitch Guttman, PhD

California Institute of Technology

  • Research Lecture Seminar