Diabetes education materials and other resources

We know you may want to dig for more information about diabetes and endocrinology, so we gathered these easy-to-digest materials and resources from pediatric organizations in Minnesota and beyond.

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.

Blood sugar record

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.

Diabetes and Exercise Guidelines

Diabetes Education Videos and Resources

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.

Insulin instructions and worksheets:

Off to college Tips for teens on taking diabetes to college.

Planet D The American Diabetes Association’s camp for children with diabetes.

Pump prep worksheets

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.

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. Check out the class descriptions to find the right one for you.

Diabetes Connect is a network for children with diabetes and their families to connect with others on the same journey. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month (October-April) from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Children meet in the Child Life Zone on the 3rd floor of Children’s Hospital – St. Paul and parents meet on the 4th floor of the Garden View Medical Building of Children’s St. Paul. For more information, call 651-220-6624.

Other resources to know

These organizations offer additional information about diabetes and other endocrine disorders.

American Diabetes Association
763-593-5333 (Minneapolis/St. Paul office)

Hormone Health Network

JDRF (formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
952-851-0770 (MinnDakotas chapter)


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



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