Diabetes patient education
Diabetes is a lifelong condition that often requires medication, careful glucose monitoring and maintaining a healthy diet.
Our approach to treatment
Cohen Children’s provides intensive and continuous diabetes education for patients, family members, school/hospital nurses and other health professionals. Our primary goal is to help them understand the nature of diabetes and how to manage and cope with it while still enjoying a full, happy life.
We teach patients about the latest in diabetes technological advancements—including insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems—so they can optimize control and achieve a healthy life balance. We also offer age-appropriate support and counseling with optional supplementary evening classes for patients ages 1 through 18 and their families. We place particular emphasis on pre-adolescents and teens as they begin to assume more independence.
The programs we offer are closely aligned with the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Pediatric Diabetes Education Center’s program, as well as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) guidelines.
Available 24 hours a day to discuss concerns, our interdisciplinary team consists of the following:
- Board certified pediatric endocrinologists
- Certified diabetes educators (both nurses and nutritionists)
- Nurse practitioner
- Physician assistant
- Social worker
Our dedicated social worker works closely with all newly diagnosed patients to help them learn how to cope with this lifelong medical condition. Our team uses a highly personal, individualized approach that is suited to the best interests and preferences of our families. Referrals are available to other professional services, including numerous pediatric and mental health specialty services.
Educational videos for kids with diabetes and their families
If your child has diabetes, you likely have a lot of questions and concerns. We're here to help.
Our comprehensive diabetes education video is a valuable resource for families. It discusses both type 1 and type 2 diabetes along with their management plan.
Carefully choosing what to put into your body is important for all kids, but it's especially important for those living with diabetes. Our expert teaches you about carbohydrate counting and healthy eating tips to help manage your condition.
Where does the time go? Our chief of the Adult Endocrine Diabetes and Metabolism Division walks you through the coordinated planning needed to facilitate seamless transition from pediatric to adult endocrinology services.