Diabetes Youth Services hosts more than 10 Family Programs each year aimed to connect and support parents, siblings, and more! Be sure to keep a lookout for upcoming events on this page or sign up for our SugarBuzz biweekly newsletter to get updates straight to you.

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Pool Party with DYS

Pickford Pool 3000 Medford Dr., Toledo, Ohio

Let's make a splash! Grab your swimsuit, pack the beach towel, and fill the cooler! Spend a summer afternoon relaxing with other T1D families by the pool. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please inform us of any food allergies or dietary restrictions prior to...


2023 School Nurse Conference

ProMedica Toledo Hospital 2142 N Cove Blvd, Toledo, Ohio

Join us for a day of learning more about Type 1 diabetes in the classroom. Explore popular topics like insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors, new tech relating to diabetes care, and much more! Lunch and drinks provided to all attendees. This is a free event...


Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Game- SOLD OUT!

Fifth Third Stadium 406 Washington St., Toledo, Ohio

Come join us at the most popular event of the year!  Watch the Toledo Mud Hens take on the Omaha Storm Chasers at Fifth Third Field. Ticket includes private seating in the Coop Party Deck, food (including ice cream!), drinks and a chance to run...


Utica Unicorns Baseball with DYS

Jimmy Johns Field 7171 Auburn Rd., Utica, Michigan

Join DYS in watching the Utica Unicorns at their semi-final playoff game. Ticket includes free parking (Parking lot A), food & drinks, patio seating and a chance to run the bases! Stay after the game and watch the fireworks! You will also have the opportunity to meet...


Extended Family Education September 2023

Mary Ellen Falzone Diabetes Center 2100 W Central Ave, Toledo, Ohio

  Join Diabetes Educator Nurse Patty McCullough in an evening of Type 1 diabetes education for extended family members. Become more confident in diabetes care at home with this FREE session. Available in person or online via Zoom.


Diabetes Awareness Month 2023 Design Contest

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and what better way to celebrate than expressing yourself while supporting your favorite local nonprofit? We will be hosting our 4rd Annual Design Contest- with a twist! Winner will have their design printed on a sticker that comes with...


Connect Event- 2023 Cedar Point Halloweekends Trip

Cedar Point 1 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, Ohio

Sunday, October 15, 2023 Join us for a day of excitement and fun at Cedar Point. Explore record-breaking coasters and top thrills with your DYS friends! Meal and drinks included with purchase. Let us know if you have any allergies.*PLEASE ARRIVE BY 1:00PM TO GET...


Distillery Celebration for Kyle Peterson

The Distillery 4311 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, Ohio

On January 23, 2022 we reunited two of Kyle's bands to have a party in his honor after his untimely passing in November 2021. Now we are doing it again! "For Pete's Sake" will feature the reunions of Kyle's original band "7 Day Hangover" and...

DYS Spirit Store Sale

We are excited to announce our Annual Spirit Store is OPEN for business! Check out designs made by local youth living with Type 1 Diabetes as well as some awesome apparel items. Each order includes a free sticker designed by our 2023 Design Contest Winner...

Halloween Carnival With UT Pediatrics Club

Grace Lutheran Church 4441 Monroe St, Toledo, Ohio

Join DYS and the University of Toledo Pediatrics Club in an evening of spooky fun with other T1D families! You bring the costumes, we bring Chic-Fil-A for dinner, games & crafts. $5/person registration| Please register no later than October 23, 2023 By registering for this...


Winter mothers retreat

Vintner's Canton Winery 8515 N Lilley Rd., Canton, Michigan

**This event is currently sold out. Please call the office at 419-291-1234 or email [email protected] if you are interested in being put on the waitlist.  Enjoy great wine, food, and company with other type 1 moms free of charge at our annual winter moms' retreat....

577 Winter Playdate

577 Foundation 577 East Front St., Perrysburg, Ohio

Calling all T1D saplings! DYS is partnering up with The 577 Foundation for a nature craft playdate for children managing diabetes ages 10 and below. We will use a variety of seeds to craft beautiful mosaics and collages that can be proudly displayed in a...


DYS Rock Climbing event

Adventus Climbing 2900 N. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, Ohio

Looking for something fun and exciting to do during the cold winter months? Come rock climbing with DYS at Adventus Climbing! Climbers must be between 33 lbs. and 300 lbs. per facility rules to climb. The cost is $10 per climber and you must be...


2024 Kalahari Waterpark Adventure

Kalahari Waterpark 7000 Kalahari Dr, Sandusky, Ohio

Calling all T1D families! DYS has reserved the Riverview Cabana for both Friday and Saturday to give families a space to meet others, relax on the water, and have a ton of fun at Ohio's biggest waterpark! - Please make sure you check in with...


DYS Super Bowl Squares Fundraiser

**SOLD OUT PURCHASE YOUR SQUARE Buy a Super Bowl Square today for a chance at winning up to $800!    100 Super Bowl squares will be sold for $20 per square. During the Super Bowl game on February 11, 2024, a winner of $200 will...


Toledo Walleye Hockey Game (sold out)

Huntington Center 500 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, Ohio

**THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT.  Join DYS and enjoy an evening of T-Town hockey! $15 per ticket includes a hotdog, chips, water, and your ticket into the game. Food will be served to our families prior to the game at 6:30 PM and the...


Extended Family Education

Mary Ellen Falzone Diabetes Center 2100 W Central Ave, Toledo, Ohio

Join Diabetes Educator Nurse Patty McCullough in an evening of Type 1 Diabetes education for extended family members. Become more confident in diabetes care at home with this FREE session!


Mother’s Day Raffle

With Mother's Day just around the corner, you don't want to miss this opportunity to win the perfect night out! The winner receives $100 gift card to Hannon's Block Restaurant in Toledo and Two (2) tickets to see 3-time Grammy winning country music artist, music...

School Caregiver of the Year Award 2024

Diabetes Youth Services celebrates our school nurses and professionals who supports students in the classroom. We invite our awesome families to nominate those who go above and beyond for local students with diabetes. WINNER WILL RECIEVE: Personalized Award with Engraved Name | Feature on DYS...

Spring Mothers Retreat

Copper Moon Studio 8007 Airport Hwy., Holland, Ohio

Spring has sprung which means it’s time for another mother's retreat! If you are a mom of a child living with diabetes join DYS for a relaxing day at Copper Moon Studio creating beautiful mosaic pieces and spending time connecting with other moms just like...