September 2019 Newsletter

Going back to school is challenging enough without adding type 1 diabetes into the equation.
Check out the video below for tips for making the back-to-school season a smooth transition!
Please take our survey! We are excited to launch a new consumer research survey in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health. Please help us gather information about the diabetes prevention and management available to Virginians and help us improve!
from the Centers for Disease Control
Goodbye, summer. Hello, homework. And guess what—the first assignment isn’t for kids. Parents, make a game plan to ensure all the bases are covered for your child’s diabetes care at school.
Getting back into the routine of school takes a little more preparation for kids with diabetes, but it pays off over and over as the weeks and months go by. And since kids spend nearly half their waking hours in school, reliable diabetes care during the school day really matters.
From the American Association of Diabetes Educators

Population Health-The Diabetes Educators Evolving Role

Population health has become a major focus of new and emerging health care models as a framework to guide comprehensive interventions and policies.

To provide high-quality, efficient and cost effective care, the US health care system is undergoing a necessary transformation.
Back to School With Diabetes

By Katie Bunker
September 2009 Child

For the parent of a child with diabetes, a little extra thought goes into every school day: What supplies will my child need? Who can help in an emergency? Here are answers to some big questions about sending your child off to school:
September 2 Happy Labor Day!
September 4 DSMES Committee Conference Call | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Contact Susan DeAbate
September 10 I Diabetes in Schools Committee Conference Call. Contact Jackie McManemin
September 13 VDC General Meeting I 9:30-1:00 I Tuckahoe Public Library. All Welcome!
September 18 I DPP Committee Conference Call 3-4 p.m. Details Contact Randi Abell or Tanya Henderson
September 19-20 Virginia Diabetes Council lBoard and Volunteer Leadership Retreat I Maymont, Richmond

Down the Road..

October 3-4 I Virginia Coordinating Body Diabetes Educators State Meeting I The Place at Innsbrook, Glen Allen, VA. website:
October 28  Diabetes in the 21 st  Century” presented by Beverley Thomassian, RN, MPH, CDE, BC-ADM 7:30-4:30pm FMI  Robin Shutt,  RN:


NEW! Lions Empowering and Aiding Regional Nurses in Schools. Flyer here.