3rd Annual Virtual Diabetes Symposium



The Delaware Diabetes Coalition is excited to host a Diabetes Symposium specific to the needs of Delaware School Nurses, dietitians and CDCES’. We will examine an array of topics with a focus on diabetes resources, events and a toolkit to assist school nurses with their diabetic care.


Target Audience

This activity is intended for Delaware accredited school nurses, dietitians and CDCESs to receive continuing education credits.  It is also open to all educators with students with diabetes in their classroom. 


Registration Information

  • Attendees must register for each day to receive the login info
  • Free to attend
  • 4 nursing contact hours available
  • For successful completion, participants are required to attend the full 2-hour activity, complete and submit the program evaluation at the conclusion of each nightly event.  Participation in both nights is not required, but CEs will only be awarded for live attendance.


joint accreditation logoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned by Delaware Diabetes Coalition and the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists. Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



For more information on the program, call (302)-519-6767 or email director@dediabetescoalition.org.


Where / When

  • Virtual – wherever you are!
  • Wednesday, February 8 & Thursday, February 9, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Wednesday, February 8

  • 6:30 PM Managing Transitions with Type 1 Diabetes: Role of the School Nurse presented by Jennifer Saylor, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is one of the most common chronic conditions among youth. The adolescent T1D experience presents unique self-management challenges, which can lead to glycemic control concerns and sequelae. For example, proper sleep is essential for all children and even more critical for those with T1D. The amount of sleep (too much or too little), poor sleep quality, sleep disturbances and sleep variability impact glycemic levels. T1D not only impacts an individual, but also the family. Therefore, understanding parental challenges and their perceptions of school nursing is important in managing students as they transition throughout school with T1DM.
  • 7:30 PM Unpacking the Diabetic Toolbox for School presented by Sharon-rose Gargula, MSN, RN, NCSN: In this session topics such as individual health care plans, emergency plans and advocating for students with diabetes will be discussed and the impact they have on students navigating school life with their peers.

Thursday, February 9

  • 6:30 PM Jump Into JDRF presented by Megan Dougherty: In this session you will learn about JDRF including their mission and resources for the T1D Community
  • 7:30 PM Diabetes and New Technologies presented by Kimmie Shoe, MSN, CPNP, CDCES: School Nurse review of diabetes type 1 & 2 with focus on integrated pump and CGM therapies.

The Delaware Diabetes Coalition

Working together to improve the lives of all people in Delaware affected by diabetes.