YRMC Certified Diabetes Educators offer a comprehensive diabetes education program for children, teens and their parents. The program uses individual appointments for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes self management training is tailored to the child's age. It covers the knowledge and skills required for children to manage their disease and for parents to assist in their care. The Certified Diabetes Educator works closely with the child's doctor and tracks the child's status and progress in attaining the skills required to manage diabetes.
For more information, contact the Diabetes Education Center at 928-336-7309.
Type 1 Diabetes Support Group
The Type 1 Diabetes Support Group is parent led and is held the fourth Saturday of each month from 9-11 am. The location is in the Kokopelli, Saguaro and Ocotillo Conference Rooms at the Yuma Regional Corporate Center, 399 W. 32nd Street.
For more information about the Type 1 Diabetes Support Group, please contact one of the parent leaders:
- Jenn Crain at 609-992-4230
- Betty Coleman at 928-366-3719
- Edna Thompson at 928-446-2907 (Edna speaks Spanish)
Children with Diabetes Online Community
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
KidsHealth Diabetes Center