Diabetes in School Health is a monthly school diabetes health teleconferencing program for school nurses and school personnel who care for students with diabetes.  The DiSH – WA March 2024 webinar session hosted by Cassady Kintner, LMFT, MEDFT, was about grief associated with a new diabetes diagnosis.  Some notes, resources, and links from this session are provided below:

Build Trust & Rapport with Students & Families

  • Ask Open Ended Questions
  • What has been the hardest part of their diagnosis?
  • What are the biggest challenges they are facing in diabetes management?
  • Name, Validate, and Normalize feelings
  • Cultivate a Healthy Mindset
  • Acknowledge their successes!
  • Managing expectations, normalize that things will not always be perfect.
  • Use positive diabetes language
  • See the Language of Diabetes pdf

DiSH WA March 2024 Session Slides (.pdf)

DiSH WA March 2024 Session Recording (link)

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  • May 15 – Diabetes & Disordered Eating