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.

2014 dates: Class by appointment only- Contact Education Office 404-785-4841 for more information.

English Classes

March 5 
  May 7
  July 9
  Sept. 10    Nov. 5
March 19 
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  July 16 
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April 2 
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April 16 
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Spanish Classes

Apr. 9
July 30
Oct. 29

Caregiver Class

For: Grandparents, babysitters, friends, school teachers

This is a comprehensive, all day 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.

Children's at Scottish Rite
Mini Auditorium, Ground Floor 
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

2014                 
Jan.  29 
  Feb. 26
  March 25  
  April 23
 May 28
 June 24
July 23
  Aug. 27
  Sept. 23
  Oct. 22
 Nov. 12
 Dec. 10
 

The Bridge

For: Teens and young adults with Type 1 Diabetes

This fun and interactive program focuses on issues that may come up as he grows more independent and transitioning into adulthood. The program is facilitated by young adults living with Type 1 diabetes along with a variety of different health care providers. 

Contact Becky Alexander at 404-785-4841 for more information. 

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.