4th 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 T1D screening, ways school nurses can support families of children with T1D, and how formalizing a transition process from pediatric to adult endocrinology clinics will aid in a student’s success.


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 contact hours available from the following organizations:
    • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
    • Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
    • Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
  • 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 7 & Thursday, February 8, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Wednesday, February 7

  • 6:30 PM Early Type 1 Diabetes Screening, Monitoring, Treatments and Available Clinical Trials presented by Dr. Kimber Simmons, MD MS Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Barbara Davis Center and Kimberly Bautista, MPH study coordinator for the Ask the Experts and ASK Education and Monitoring Follow-up studies at the Barbara Davis Center: Discuss the natural history of type 1 diabetes that makes screening important.  We will discuss ways to identify people who have early type 1 diabetes and once they are positive how to monitor to prevent DKA and to provide opportunities to delay onset.  This session will be the full two hours.

Thursday, February 8

  • 6:30 PM Opportunities to Impact and Support Families of Children with Type 1 Diabetes Through School-based Nursing presented by Sarah Ogilvie, DNP APRN FNP-C PHN CPHQ, Assistant Professor of Nursing at Minnesota State University – Mankato/ Clinical Coordinator, Health Commons at Pond: Discuss ways that school nurses can help and support families of children with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Families of children with T1DM experience increased stress and burdens. School nurses can help lighten this load as they help these families to navigate struggles, increase teamwork both within the family and with outside resources, and build strengths. Family interview data with families of children with T1DM shows that there are increased times of stress, such as when a child switches schools and when a child is going through puberty. Siblings of children with T1DM also face increased stress. School nurses are uniquely positioned to help families with problem-solving and strength-building.
  • 7:30 PM Transitioning from Pediatric Care to Adult Care presented by Ha Phan, PharmD, CDCES, BCACP, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy: We will discuss the need and purpose of a formalized transitions process from the pediatric to adult endocrinology clinics for patients living with diabetes, discuss age-appropriate skills, and provide an example of the role(s) of a diabetes educator in the transitions process.

The Delaware Diabetes Coalition

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