School Support

"Often my staff begin the year nervous about being able to fully address the needs of their students with diabetes but feel much more confident after the training and understand DYS is a resource for them if they have additional questions."
- Principal
Local Elementary School

Custom Type 1 Diabetes Training for Staff and Students

What is DYS School Support?

Diabetes Youth Services has been supporting the local diabetes community since 1984, and school is no exception! Our team of Certified Nurse Educators, Endocrinology Nurses, and Pediatric Nurses, many of whom are living with diabetes themselves or are close to someone with insulin-dependent diabetes are here so school staff can feel confident in managing diabetes at school.


We believe it is important for everyone to be knowledgeable about diabetes care – that’s why our trainings are accessible for anyone from the nurse to the bus driver!

FREE Trainings Customized for You

Yes, you read that right! Diabetes Youth Services is proud to provide these trainings to local schools, daycares, and more at no cost to the family or school. We provide a resource folder filled with information with each visit!


We personalize trainings to fit what you need most, including: 

  • Newly diagnosed students
  • What to do in case of an emergency
  • Diabetes technology/Continuous Glucose Monitors
  • High and low blood sugar symptoms and treatment
  • Carb counting and dosing for meals and snacks
  • Understanding 504 Plans and school plans from student’s doctor
  • And so much more!

According to the American Diabetes Association, we offer Level 1, 2, and 3 trainings for your staff.

Getting Started is Easy!

Simply have a member of your school call our office at 419.291.1238. We will connect you with an educator to work with your schedule to find a time that works for your group. Both in-person and online training are available via Zoom.

Note: This page is password protected to ensure resources are used by staff who have been trained by DYS personnel. Email [email protected] to access the password.

Detriot Training

Staff Training

Our team of trained educators can visit your school and train the entire staff about Type 1 diabetes management. Our on-site training, covers topics such as basic diabetes care, nutritional concerns, and handling emergencies. We encourage all school staff to be involved in the training. In accordance with the American Diabetes Association, DYS offers level 1, 2, and 3 of training for school staff. Consider including playground monitors, food service personnel, bus drivers, and classroom aides. Our trained RNs and Certified Diabetes Educators will work with you to find an appropriate time that works for you and the school staff. These sessions are free of charge. Have a member of the school staff contact us at 419.291.1238 or [email protected].

Classroom Presentations

We offer age-specific classroom presentations for children with type 1 diabetes. These interactive, entertaining, and educational presentations help to make the classmates of the child with type 1 more comfortable with the disease. Children are curious about diabetes and it is often difficult for a teacher to explain. Our staff helps make the students more aware and educated about diabetes and how to be a good 'diabuddy'. This understanding fosters respect, empathy, and open communication. This makes the classroom more comfortable for everyone.

Back to School Parent and T1D Checklist

DYS wants to make sure that your T1D student is ready and prepared to have a healthy and happy school year. Check out our back to school checklist and make sure that you and your child living with Type 1 are all set for an amazing school year!

Coaching Resources

Football, basketball, swimming, you name it! DYS has you covered by providing resources for you and your Coach this season. Keep everyone safe and in the know about T1D with our Coaching Resources.