Diabetes & Endocrinology
Education materials and other resources
We know you may want to dig for more information, so we gathered these easy-to-digest materials and resources from pediatric organizations in Minnesota and beyond.
A-Z education materials If you need quick, clear info about a kids' health topic, we have it all!
Adrenal insufficiency: Hormone replacement therapy Fact sheet about medication for this adrenal gland disorder.
Age-appropriate diabetes care Tips on managing diabetes geared to different age groups, from babies to teens.
Blood glucose testing How to check blood sugar in a child with diabetes.
Children and teen health Articles from The Endocrine Society about delayed puberty, growth hormone deficiency and other hormone disorders.
Desmopressin (DDAVP®) for diabetes insipidus Fact sheet about medication for a rare form of diabetes.
Diabetes and driving The scoop on safety for teen drivers with diabetes.
Diabetes care manual A detailed guide to managing diabetes.
Endocrine testing What to expect at an IV endocrine test.
For parents and kids A large collection of helpful resources for families from the American Diabetes Association.
For teens JDRF’s website for teens with type 1 diabetes.
Insulin instructions and worksheets:
Off to college Tips for teens on taking diabetes to college.
Planet D The American Diabetes Association’s website for kids and teens.
Sick day review What to do when your child with diabetes gets sick.
T1D in school A School Advisory Toolkit and other information about managing type 1 diabetes in the classroom.
Teens Resources for teens with diabetes from the National Diabetes Education Program.
Classes and programs
Diabetes classes Open to children with diabetes, families and caregivers. Classes cover diabetes basics, insulin dose adjustments, insulin pump use, continuous glucose sensor therapy, the teen transition to adulthood and more.
Diabetes support group. Open to children with diabetes and their parents. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month (October to April) at the Garden View Medical Building of Children's – St. Paul. For more information, call 651-220-6624.
School Re-entry Program Offered by the child life department at Children’s. The program, which includes a classroom visit by a child life specialist, is designed to help the classmates of a child with diabetes better understand the disease.
Other resources to know
These organizations offer additional information about diabetes and other endocrine disorders.
American Diabetes Association
JDRF (formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
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