Diabetes Management in the School & Childcare Setting

Colorado Springs, CO US
October 6, 2023



This educational event will provide updates on how to effectively care for children with type one diabetes in the school or childcare setting. We will discuss utilizing a multidisciplinary care plan, common dietary concerns, and the impact of type one diabetes on mental health. Participants will also have exposure to common diabetic devices such as CGMs, insulin pumps and rescue medication trainers.

Brochure PDF icon Diabetes in School 2023 Flyer.pdf

Target Audience

The target audience for this course is Registered Nurses, school health aides, diabetes resource nurses, and others working with kids with diabetes.

Learner Outcome

After attending this event, participants will report increased knowledge and confidence related to caring for children with diabetes in the school/childcare setting. Participants will successfully demonstrate insulin dosage calculations and operation of diabetes devices seen in the school/childcare setting.

Additional Information

Course Contact: 
For any questions or concerns, contact Jennifer Whitmarsh at Jennifer.Whitmarsh@childrenscolorado.org
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 Attendance
  • 6.25 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/06/2023 - 8:00am MDT
Event ends: 
10/06/2023 - 4:00pm MDT
Weidner Field
111 West Cimarron Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States

Faculty Presenters 

Dr. Sarah Bartz, MD
Briargate Endocrinology
Children's Hospital Colorado 

Laura Bredbenner, M.Ed., CCLS
Child Life Specialist
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Anna Farrell, LPC
Clinical Supervisor
Special Services Provider
School Counselor 

Andrea Houk, RN, CDCES
Executive Director
Diabetes Resource Nurses of Colorado

Tarira Savoy, MS, RD, CDCES
Senior Clinical Dietician
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Tammy Swigert, MSN, RN, CDCES
Pediatric Diabetes Center
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Emily Wardell, FNP-BC
Pediatric Diabetes Center
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Jennifer Whitmarsh, BSN, RN, CDCES
Pediatric Diabetes Center
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Jenny Guivens, planner for this educational activity, is an independent contractor for Insulet on Omnipod. 
Andrea Houk, instructor for this activity, is a trainer for Tandem Diabetes, Insulet and Medtronic Diabetes, and owns stock in Tandem Diabetes, Insult, Dexcom, and Abbott Diabetes. 
All other planners and presenters in control of content have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. 
The relevant financial relationships listed have been mitigated. 

Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD):
Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational offering for 6.25 nursing contact hours is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Claim only those hours you attend. Attendance, sign-in, and submission of an evaluation after session are required for successful completion and receipt of certificate of attendance.

Available Credit

  • 6.25 Attendance
  • 6.25 NCPD


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Reach out to Jennifer Whitmarsh at jennifer.whitmarsh@childrenscolorado.org with questions.