Educational Offerings

Knowledge is a cornerstone of diabetes self-care and leads to improved outcomes. Diabetes Toolkit’s educational resources are available at no cost directly to people with diabetes, and also serve as a repository of educational resources for understaffed diabetes and primary care clinics.

Technology Education

Research shows that diabetes technology can improve diabetes outcomes and quality of life for people with diabetes. However, it is also rapidly changing.

Diabetes Toolkit hosts quarterly live webinars on four key topics: technology decision support, troubleshooting technology, data sharing, and technology life hacks.

Learn how to make the most of your diabetes tech!

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School Nurse Training

Our team has decades of experience providing training for school nurses, faculty, and staff. Learn from experts who have contributed to state, national, and international clinical guidelines designed to help children with diabetes thrive at school and in extracurricular activities.

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T1D Toolkit

T1D Toolkit was designed to support and uplift the diabetes education provided in clinic for people with type 1 diabetes. Our site includes educational material and dozens of brief instructional videos covering a variety of subjects.

How it works

T1D Toolkit currently has several categories of focus: T1D Basics, Age Related Topics, Emerging Research, Technology, and Early Detection of T1D. Within these themes, we discuss everything from basic diabetes terminology, to navigating diabetes at school, and even how to optimize diabetes technology so that people with T1D and their caregivers feel empowered to manage diabetes.

Information you can trust

Our content is routinely reviewed by members of our clinical advisory board that includes endocrinologists, dietitians, nurses, psychologists, and diabetes care and education specialists.

T2D Toolkit

Specifically designed for people living with type 2 diabetes, this educational site will feature short instructional videos, easy-to-read information, and up-to-date knowledge.

Coming January 2025!

NODE

The Newly Onset Diabetes Education tool, or NODE, was designed specifically with kids in mind. NODE follows the story of Kara and the (Not So) Dire Beastie through eight online chapters.

NODE talks about basic diabetes knowledge, blood glucose monitoring, insulin, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, nutrition, exercise, and personal management. The site includes a combination of engaging content including videos, games, and interactive content for kids.

Knowledge Assessment Tool (KAT-1)

The KAT-1 can be used to assess type 1 diabetes knowledge in children, adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes and their parent caregivers. Armed with the right knowledge and skills, youth with type 1 diabetes are more likely to achieve clinical targets and enjoy improved quality of life.

We welcome collaborative efforts to update the KAT-1 instrument to ensure it remains current as guidelines in diabetes care and education change. We also welcome partnerships to modify and validate the instrument for use in other populations (e.g., adults with type 1 diabetes) and in different clinical contexts (e.g., primary care).

The KAT-1 sub-scales include:

  • Scale 1: Nutrition
  • Scale 2: Activity
  • Scale 3: Supplies and Insurance
  • Scale 4: Hypoglycemia
  • Scale 5: Sick Days and Ketones
  • Scale 6: Basic Management
  • Scale 7: Insulin and Calculating Insulin Doses
  • Scale 8: Complications
  • Scale 9: Diabetes Pathophysiology
  • Scale 10: Diabetes Technology and Devices
  • Scale 11: Diabetes at School