Changes to your care
At Children’s Minnesota, we’re always looking for ways to improve your child’s health and your family’s experience. Learn about important updates we are making to improve care and enhance communication.
Patient and Family Education Materials If you need quick, clear info about a kids’ health topic, we have it all!
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 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.
Off to college Tips for teens on taking diabetes to college.
Planet D The American Diabetes Association’s camp for children with diabetes.
School training videos Diabetes Care Tasks at School: What Key Personnel Need to Know
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.
Insulin instructions and worksheets:
- DKA decision tree for lantus Steps for preventing diabetic ketoacidosis in kids who use long-acting insulin glargine.
- DKA decision tree for pump Steps for preventing diabetic ketoacidosis in kids who have an insulin pump.
- Optimizing insulin doses Step-by-step instructions for insulin dose adjustments.
Classes and programs
Diabetes classes are 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. Please reach out to the Diabetes Endo Educators through MyChildren’s to learn more.
Diabetes Connect is a network for children with diabetes and their families to connect with others on the same journey. Virtual meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month (October-April) from 5:30-6:15 p.m. For more information, call 651-220-6624.
Initial education video series
Learn about hypoglycemia
Ketones and sick day management
Resources and additional information for insulin users
Hear from Dr. Laura Gandrud, pediatric endocrinologist, about diabetes in children:
Differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
Prevalence of Type 1 Diabetes
Symptoms of diabetes
Type 1 diabetes treatment
Medical complications from diabetes
Other resources to know
These organizations offer additional information about diabetes and other endocrine disorders.