In-Person Diabetes Education Program for Schools
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center - Gandhi Conference Room
530 NE Glen Oak Ave
Peoria, IL 61637
Address questions about this event to
Pediatric Diabetes Resource Center at (309) 624-2480.
The Pediatric Diabetes Resource Center is part of the Children's Hospital of Illinois and consists of a team including pediatric endocrinologists, advanced practice nurses, nurses, dieticians, and clinical social workers.
In accordance with the Illinois Care of Students with Diabetes Act, effective 2010, we provide training for staff to be delegated care aides through this Diabetes Education Program. Delegated care aides are school employees who agree to receive training in diabetes care and to assist students in implementing their diabetes care plan.
- In-person training: Available first Thursday of each month 1-4pm at OSF Saint Francis Hospital in Peoria Illinois. To register for in-person training, please click the green Register Now button on this page.
- Virtual Training: Available monthly on demand through video online. To learn more about virtual training options, click here.
In-person training provides extra opportunities for staff to practice hands-on skills, such as checking a blood sugar, giving an injection, and seeing diabetes technology.
We ask that staff sign up for whichever training is more suitable for their needs.
In-person training will consist of small groups, requiring masks and social distancing.
The cost for this training is $35.
Per the law, delegated care aides shall receive initial training with a licensed healthcare provider with expertise in diabetes. The training shall be individualized by the student's parent/guardian.
This training will cover the basics of diabetes including: monitoring blood sugars, counting carbohydrates, calculating doses, insulin delivery, hypoglycemia management, hyperglycemia and ketone management, diabetes paperwork and psychosocial emotional aspects, insulin pumps, sensors, and activity.