DIABETES IN SCHOOLS
Lions Empowering and Aiding Regional Nurses in Schools (LEARNS) Pilot Project
A new pilot project will be funded to benefit children with diabetes attending over 500 Northern Virginia Elementary Schools in 40 school districts during the 2019-2020 school year. This training is funded by a generous grant of $18,000 from the Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) and local Lions Clubs District 24-L. The Virginia Diabetes Council (VDC) members working with the Lions Club International Foundation and local Lions Club District 24-L identified the need for additional training and support to diabetes education resources within the school system.
Please review the School Nurse Application to learn more about the project and the application process.
The LEARNS Project team encourages each school division within the 24L region to participate in this project. Please complete the attached application to begin the next steps. We will reach out to the School Health Coordinators to enroll staff members once the grant is approved. Thank you for teaming up with us in this initiative.
Please see the following documents for more information:
LEARNS Informational Flyer - August 2019
Press Release - May 22, 2019
School Nurse Memo
For more information on this, or other, projects please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The School Committee group holds monthly conference calls on the second Tuesday of every month at 5 pm. For more information or to join, please contact our School Committee Chair Jackie McManemin at email@example.com
The School Committee is working on upgrading the DMMP form and implementation of a statewide educational program for school nurses. If you are interested in learning more about this committee please contact Jackie McManemin at firstname.lastname@example.org
The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is singularly focused on providing young adults with T1D the peer connections they value, and expert resources they need, to successfully manage the challenging transition to independence at college and beyond. Visit our website to learn more about our Campus chapters and informational resources for patients and clinicians. Visit www.collegediabetesnetwork.org
for more information.
CHILDREN WITH DIABETES
Children with Diabetes
| A national organization that focuses on children with diabetes. Includes resources, forums, and support groups.
| One of the most well-recognized organizations in diabetes, JDRF focuses on those with type 1 diabetes.
| Type 1 Diabetes Experience, or "T1DE" is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and resources for those with type 1 diabetes in the greater Lynchburg area.
CAMPS FOR CHILDREN WITH DIABETES
Diabetes camp helps children learn self-confidence, self-management skills, self-control, and that there are other children like them who have diabetes and similar challenges everyday. Camps for children with diabetes in and around Virginia include:
Camp Holiday Trails a camp for children with special health needs including diabetes, is located in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Camp Jordan hosted by Makemie Woods in Barhamsville VA (near Williamsburg VA), is for children with diabetes.
Camp Take Charge offers a week long overnight camp for campers ages 10-17 as well as a three-day family camp for younger campers. Part of Brainy Camps, this camp is associated with the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
Camp Too Sweet offers camp for children with diabetes near Roanoke, Virginia.
Lions Camp Merrick: Glyndon Diabetes Program in Maryland provides a camping experience not only for children with diabetes, but for their families as well. Children from the District of Columbia, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia may also attend.
Lions District 24D: Family Diabetes Camp offers camp for families in Chesapeake, Virginia.
COLLEGE STUDENTS & YOUNG ADULTS WITH DIABETES
The CDN provides resources and has chapters in colleges and universities across the country. In Virginia, chapters include the University of Virginia, Shenandoah University, George Mason University, The College of William and Mary, and University of Mary Washington.
Founded by Miss Virginia 1998 and Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson, provides resources for both college students and young adults with diabetes as well as internship opportunities and conferences across the country.