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Upcoming Events

Check out upcoming diabetes-related events in the area! Descriptions and registration links for upcoming events are listed below.

Diabetes Education Classes

By Appointment

Unless otherwise noted, classes are held in the Pediatric Diabetes Education classrooms (Taubman Center, Rooms 2386 & 2387). 

Check the Clinical Programs page for a list of classes and descriptions.

DYS Support Groups

Varies by group

Diabetes Youth Services (DYS) is offering online support groups with Jennifer Gilliland, a Professional Clinical Counselor, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Clinical Dietitian. The support groups will be a safe place where participants can form connections with others living with T1D, talk through the challenges of living with T1D, and learn about coping strategies. Each month will focus on a different topic.

DYS offers three different groups via Zoom:

  • Moms: Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 5:30 PM

  • Youth (7-11th Graders): Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 PM

  • Young Adults (18-22 Year Olds): Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 PM


Click here to register.

For questions, contact DYS at or 419-291-1234.

2023 JDRF One Walks

September-October, 2023

Register your team and start fundraising to support research and advocacy for people living with T1D!​​

  • September 23 - Grand Rapids

  • October 1 - Detroit

  • October 8 - Ann Arbor


Learn more and register here.

Off to College with The Diabetes Link

September - November 2023

The Diabetes Link is hosting a series of virtual events designed for families, parents and high school juniors and/or seniors that each focus on the most asked about topics. Feature expert speakers as well as current and former students to share their experiences, tips, and tricks to help make the transition to college a safe and successful one.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 7PM ET (Zoom)
Just for Caregivers - You Did It! (surviving while your kid is off living their best life)

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 @ 7PM ET (Zoom)
Finding the Right Fit (diabetes as part of your college search)

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 @ 7PM ET (IG Live w/ Students!)
Meet the Chapters / Ask Us Anything

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 @ 7PM ET (Zoom)
Insurance, Ugh!

Learn more and register here.

DYS Extended Family Education

September 21, 2023

Join Diabetes Educator Nurse Patty McCullough in an evening of type 1 diabetes education for extended family members. Become more confident in diabetes care at home with this FREE session. Available in person at Mary Ellen Falzone Diabetes Center in Toledo, OH or online via Zoom. Light snacks and educational materials will be provided to take home for those who attend in-person. Register by September 20th!

Learn more and register here. 

DYS Cedar Point HalloWeekends Trip

October 15, 2023

Calling all teens and young adults! Join DYS for a day of excitement and fun at Cedar Point. Explore record-breaking coasters and top thrills with your DYS friends! Meal and drinks included with purchase. Register by October 1st.

*There is a limit of 5 discounted tickets per group. If bringing additional people please purchase additional tickets through Cedar Point.

Learn more and register here. 

ADA Imagine Camp

October 21 & October 28, 2023

ADA Imagine Camp is a virtual program that connects children to adventure, education, mentors, fun, and each other. Children of all ages experience the magic of camp delivered right to the camper’s home. Imagine Camp offers a healthy dose of diabetes education that impacts campers’ confidence, diabetes management skills, and feelings of isolation while living with diabetes. Campers will be assigned a “cabin” and counselors (based on their age and geographic location) to play games, sing songs, make art, and interact with other inspiring people living with type 1 diabetes. Each camper will receive a camp box including a camp T-shirt and other goodies.

Sign up here. 

ADA Project Power

October 24-November 9, 2023

Project Power empowers children to live a healthy, active life through health promotion, nutrition education, increased physical activity, and family involvement. The consequences of childhood obesity can last a lifetime. From the greater health risk for diabetes and heart disease to the emotional effects of depression and bullying, the impact can be devastating.


Project Power is a free healthy lifestyle change program for kids ages 5–12 which aims to slow the trajectory of childhood obesity and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and its complications. Children across the country will enjoy being a part of a virtual “club” with fun games, friendly competitions, discussions, and more. PLUS, they’ll receive a free Project Power activity box filled with goodies like an ADA T-shirt, digital activity journal, jump rope, portion plate, and much more.

Sign up here. 

DYS Connect Leadership Retreat

November 3-5, 2023

DYS Connect Leadership Retreat is an opportunity for those living with type 1 diabetes between ages 16-22 to be welcomed into a safe space and engage in connecting with others through open discussions, games, and activities for young adults. The goal is for all participants is to leave feeling supported by others and enable teamwork, leadership, and goal-setting skills. The retreat will be at Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center in Fremont, OH. Cost is $75 per person with scholarships available.

Learn more and register here. 

DYS Kalahari Waterpark Adventure

February 2-3, 2024

Join DYS for a weekend of fun at Ohio's Largest Waterpark. They have reserved the Riverview Cabana (with a hot tub inside and more space than in 2023) for families to meet others, relax on the water, and have fun! Food and drinks will be provided in the Cabana both Friday and Saturday.


Please register by January 1, 2024. Registration is a 2-step process! You must register with DYS *AND* reserve your room by the deadline to be guaranteed a discount rate.

Learn more and register here. 

DYS Hot Shots Camp

June & July 2024

Save the date! The DYS Hot Shots Camp dates have been announced and registration will open in January 2024. Keep an eye out for more information!

Middle Shots: June 17-20, 2024

Big Shots: June 20-24, 2024

Little Shots Ohio: July 8-11, 2024

Little Shots Michigan: TBD

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