DO IT Program

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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 May class is only for people with type 1 or people with type 2 using insulin).

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, or information on lodging if you will be traveling to Boston for DO IT, call 617-309-2628 or email doit [at] joslin.harvard.edu.

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Diabetes 101: Caring for Children with Diabetes

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Joslin offers classes and support groups for the caregivers of pediatric patients.

These classes cover the basics of diabetes, how to manage the condition, and technologies used in its treatment. Many caregivers in our community find support, strength, and hope as they connect with other families and learn age-appropriate techniques for managing diabetes.

Upon completion of the Diabetes 101 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

Registration: 

  • Registration and payment must be received 2 days prior to class.
  • Class may be canceled or rescheduled depending on the number of registrations.



$30.00/person
$25.00/person for group of 5+

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Introduction to Technologies for Children with Type 1 Diabetes

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Joslin offers classes and support groups for the caregivers of pediatric patients.

These classes cover the basics of diabetes, how to manage the condition, and technologies used in its treatment. Many caregivers in our community find support, strength, and hope as they connect with other families and learn age-appropriate techniques for managing diabetes.

This class is designed for people who completed Diabetes 101 or who have been exposed to basic diabetes management.

Upon completion of the Introduction to Technologies for Children with
Type 1 Diabetes class, the participant will be able to:

 

  • Explore general concepts of pump therapy and Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)
  • Increase familiarity with pump and CGM technology
  • Understand advanced bolus features of pump therapy
  • Develop knowledge of management of exercise
  • Classes will be a lecture, discussion, and Q&A
  • Classes do not teach any hands-on insulin management skills i.e. insulin injections, blood glucose monitoring, etc.
  • The format of this class will be a lecture, discussion, and Q&A


$30.00/person
$25.00/person for group of 5+

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