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Patient Resources | Overview

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The Diabetes Program at Boston Children’s offers virtual classes to help children and their families better understand and manage diabetes — and make friends along the way. If you’d like to sign up for any of the classes or have questions, you can stop by our front desk during your next appointment, call 617-355-8136, or email endocrinediabetescoordinator@childrens.harvard.edu.

Trends with Friends: Continuous glucose monitor (CGM) tips and more

Meet with our nutrition team and other patients who have diabetes to learn how to interpret CGM reports, understand patterns from that data, and make needed changes to your management of diabetes.

Insulin pump information group class

Do you want to know more about insulin pump therapy? This class is for families that wish to learn more about insulin pumps and the steps that are needed to successfully transition to one if the patient feels it’s the right choice. It’s the first step in an important transition.

Insulin pump safety group class

The class is for patients who already use an insulin pump but need refreshers on safety. It’s also for adolescents who use pumps and are preparing to use and manage them without the help of family. And it’s for those who haven’t yet learned how to use an insulin pump but are discovering how to troubleshoot and safely manage their diabetes with technology. We will discuss general safety, how to manage ketones, necessary emergency supplies, and the basic concepts of insulin doses while using a pump.

Tips and tricks for starting the Omnipod 5 insulin pump

Those starting to use or who are about to use the Omnipod 5 system can learn helpful tips and tricks for success.

Transitioning diabetes management for college life

High school juniors and seniors can learn how to successfully manage diabetes while attending college and living away from home for the first time.

Early childhood diabetes education group

This class is for families of children who are 6 and younger and who have Type 1 diabetes. It provides an opportunity for families to share experiences, challenges, and successes with diabetes management. Members of our social work and nutrition teams also give advice and answer questions.

T1D caregiver group

Created for grandparents, nannies, preschool teachers, and childcare providers, this class gives an overview of safely caring for a child with Type 1 diabetes.

Diabetes and adulthood: Finding your way

This class introduces young adults (18 and older) to the skills and resources they will need to successfully take over management of their diabetes.