Diabetes Classes at Children's

Diabetes Overview

For newly diagnosed patients and their families

This two-day program offered by Children's is an introduction to diabetes and is designed to help newly diagnosed patients and their families understand diabetes and how it affects the body. Our team, including a physician, nurse, dietician, social worker and physical therapist, works with the family to develop an individual diabetes management plan.

During the program, parents are trained in the basic skills needed to manage your child's diabetes, including insulin administration, record keeping and maintenance and proper use of a blood glucose monitor. Other topics covered include the importance of following a meal plan, how to treat high or low blood sugar, the effects of exercise on blood sugar and more.

Beyond Basics - Diabetes Management

For patients and their families

A follow-up to the Diabetes Overview program, the Beyond Basics class teaches parents and children about the special care needed when a child with diabetes is sick. The multidisciplinary team discusses methods to prevent or reduce the risk of complications related to diabetes by learning healthy lifestyle habits.

Children's at Scottish Rite
Mini Auditorium, Ground Floor
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

2016 dates: Class by appointment only. Contact the Diabetes Education office at 404-785-4841 for more information.

English Classes

Jan. 6 March 2 May 4 July 13 Sept. 14 Nov. 2 
Jan. 20 March 16 May 18 July 20 Sept. 21 Nov. 16
Feb. 3 April 6 June 8 Aug. 10 Oct. 5 Dec. 7
Feb. 17 April 20 June 22 Aug. 17 Oct. 19 Dec. 14

Spanish Classes


Caregiver Class

For grandparents, babysitters, friends, school teachers and daycare providers
Cost: $30 per person

This is a comprehensive four to five hour class designed to teach diabetes management skills. Topics include how to give insulin, count carbohydrates, test blood sugar, test for ketones, exercise tips and more. Please contact the Diabetes Education department at 404-785-4841 if you have any questions. 

Special group rates available. Certificate of attendance will be provided. 

Children's at Scottish Rite
Mini Auditorium, Ground Floor 
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

2016 Classes

Jan. 27 July 27
Feb. 24 Aug. 31
March 23 Sept. 28
April 27 Oct. 26
May 25 Nov. 30
June 29 Dec. 6

Take Charge: Diabetes Prevention & Control Class

For children ages 4 -18 that have or are at risk for prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes and their families

This is a fun and interactive two-hour class. Topics include:

  • Causes and risk factors of diabetes
  • How to use a blood glucose meter
  • Identifying target blood sugar numbers
  • Healthy eating: cooking techniques, grocery shopping tips and food prearation methods
  • Ways to be active and fun exercises that you and your child can do at home

To register or learn more, call the Diabetes Education Department at 404-785-4841. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver or parent to attend the class and have a referral from their physician.

Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes

For patients

This is typically a two-day program designed to help train cystic fibrosis patients that are newly diagnosed with cystic fibrosis-related diabetes. This class is uniquely tailored to the needs of this population. We incorporate all the basic diabetes skills into their activities of daily living.