School Support FAQs

Give us a call at 419.291.1234 and we are happy to help set a training up for you! It is helpful if you can provide the following information:

  • The name, number, and email address of who will be organizing the training session.
  • Important topics you would like to be covered.
  • Knowledge of what diabetes management tools the student(s) use: insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors, injections, etc.
  • Estimate of how many people will be attending the training.
  • At least 3 possible dates and times that your staff will be able to meet (for example: Wednesday afternoons, Friday mornings, etc.).


After you call us, we will connect you with an Educator to schedule. Typically Educators will reach out within 3-4 business days to confirm a date/time.

By taking advantage of this program, you will:

  • Be recognized as taken Level 1, 2, or 3 training by the American Diabetes Association.
  • Connect with a registered medical professional who works with diabetes everyday.
  • Be provided a folder filled with resources such as carb counting sheets, dosing guides, emergency action plan posters, and much more.
  • Have access to 25+ handouts, revised annually for reference after the training has concluded.
  • Be provided with specific examples for how to care for your T1D student.
  • Understand a students 504 Plan, IEP, and staff and student legal rights at school.

Most training sessions will take between 60-90 minutes, depending on how many are being trained, how many questions staff have, and what topics are requested. As this is a free program, we do ask schools to respect the time of our Educators by being aware of this time frame when organizing your group’s session.

Yes! DYS is funded by grants, fundraising events, corporate partners and people like you to provide these crucial services. If you would like to support DYS Programs, you can do so by clicking here.

DYS School Support offers free in-person trainings throughout our service area in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

However, DYS can also accommodate facility trainings throughout Ohio and Michigan through an online training via Zoom. These sessions still allow staff to ask questions and get answers in real time from our Educators.

DYS takes time and effort to ensure all our School Nurse Educators are equipped to help you understand diabetes in the classroom. Many Educators are Certified Diabetes Educators or Endocrinology Nurses and choose to be DYS Educators in their free time. Many of our Educators also live with diabetes themselves, or are parents or grandparents to someone living with diabetes.

DYS offers trainings via Zoom to be as accessible as possible to Ohio and Michigan facilities. Many people find the Zoom trainings helpful as the education session can be recorded for others to view later if an entire group cannot attend the training at the same time.

This service is also open to daycares, sports programs, and other facilities where training is helpful. Give us a call at 419.291.1234 or email [email protected] to get a training scheduled.

Great! We will need to talk to a member of your child’s school to schedule a training. You can call 419.291.1234 to request information to pass along to the school.

Unfortunately, DYS must schedule with a member of the school to ensure our Educators will be welcomed to provide education. If a school or other facility is noncompliant, give us a call at 419.291.1234 and we can assist you in understanding your child’s rights and learning what steps can be taken.