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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.

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.

JDRF Friends & Family Picnics

June 2023

JDRF is hosting three upcoming picnics where there will be live music, face painting, lawn games, and activities! Bring a picnic lunch and celebrate the amazing T1D community at this free event!

Toledo Picnic - Hosted with DYS

  • Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 12:00PM - 2:00PM

  • Swan Creek Preserve Metropark
    4301 Airport Hwy
    Toledo, OH 43615

  • Register here

Detroit Picnic - Hosted by Ford

  • Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 11:00AM

  • Ford Motor Company World Headquarters
    1 American Road
    Dearborn, MI 48126

  • Register here

Grand Rapids Picnic

  • Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 5:00PM

  • Millennium Park, Grand Pavilion
    1415 Maynard Avenue Southwest
    Walker, MI 49534

  • Register here

Off to College with The Diabetes Link in 2023

June - November 2023

Off to College are 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.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 @ 7PM ET (Zoom)
Countdown to Move-In (practical advice on the real stuff you need)

Tuesday, August 1, 2023 @ 7PM ET (Zoom)
Accommodations (the who/what/when/where/why/how)

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.

Strike Out T1D with the Toledo Mud Hens!

June 8, 2023

Calling all baseball fans! Join JDRF for a fun night out at the ballpark on Thursday, June 8th at Fifth Third Field as we raise awareness for T1D while cheering on the Toledo Mud Hens!  

Purchase your discounted tickets here.

2023 JDRF One Walks

June - October, 2023

JDRF One Walk online registrations opened on March 24th. Register your team and start fundraising to earn early bird incentive prizes!

  • June 17 - Jackson

  • July 29 - East Lansing

  • September 9 - Toledo

  • September 23 - Grand Rapids

  • October 1 - Detroit

  • October 8 - Ann Arbor


Learn more and register here.

ADA Camp Midicha

June 2023

Camp Midicha is hosted at YMCA's Camp Copeniconic in Fenton, Michigan.

Residential Camp - Session 1

June 18-23, 2023

Residential Camp - Session 2

June 25-30, 2023

Midicha Day Camp

June 26-30, 2023

Registration now open! Learn more here.

DYS Hot Shots Camp

June -



DYS resident camps are held at Recreation Unlimited in Ashley, Ohio. Little Shots Day Camp is offered at two separate locations: Olander Park in Sylvania, Ohio and ProMedica Farms in Tecumseh, Michigan.

Big Shots Resident Camp (ages 13-17)

June 19-23, 2023

Middle Shots Resident Camp (ages 10-13)

June 23-26, 2023

Little Shots Day Camp - Ohio (ages 5-10)

July 10-13, 2023

Little Shots Day Camp - Michigan (ages 5-10)

July 31 - August 3, 2023

Registration now open! Learn more here.

Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Annual Conference

July 4-9, 2023

Children with Diabetes will be hosting the 24th annual Friends for Life conference, taking place in Orlando, Florida! Join the dedicated group of world-renowned faculty, adults, children, and families with diabetes—including siblings and children of adults with type 1 diabetes—for a great weekend of education and support. Attend educational sessions with cutting-edge diabetes management ideas.

Registration now open! Learn more here.

Camp Ho Mita Koda - North

July 16-22, 2023

Camp Ho Mita Koda (CHMK) is expanding to Michigan! CHMK-North will be held at D-Bar-A Ranch in Metamora, Michigan.

Overnight camp for K-11th graders will be held July 16-22, 2023.


Registration is now open! Learn more here.

Pool Party with DYS

July 22, 2023

Let's make a splash! Grab your swimsuit, pack the beach towel, and fill the cooler! Spend a summer afternoon relaxing with other T1D families by the pool. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please inform DYS of any food allergies or dietary restrictions prior to the event. The pool party will be held at Pickford Pool in Toledo, OH. Cost is $5 per person.

Learn more and register here.

School Nurse Conference

August 11, 2023

Feel free to share this event with staff at your child's school. DYS is hosting a conference for nurses who are interested in learning more about Type 1 diabetes in the classroom. Explore popular topics like insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors, new tech relating to diabetes care, and much more! Lunch and drinks provided to all attendees. This is a free event sponsored by The ProMedica Mary Ellen Falzone Diabetes Center and Diabetes Youth Services. Also, CEU's will be awarded! Please contact DYS with any questions at

Register here.

Toledo Mud Hens Baseball with DYS

August 20, 2023

Watch the Toledo Mud Hens take on the Omaha Storm Chasers at Fifth Third Field! Ticket includes private seating in The Coop deck, food, drinks and a chance to run the bases! Please inform DYS of any food allergies or dietary restrictions prior to the event. Cost is $15 per person.

Learn more and register here.

Utica Unicorns Baseball with DYS

September 8, 2023

Join DYS for the Utica Unicorns semi-final playoff game. Ticket includes free parking, food, drinks, patio seating, and a chance to run the bases! Stay after the game and watch the fireworks! You will also have the opportunity to meet the mascots, take a group photo on the field, and high five the team! Cost is $15 per person.

Learn more and register here.

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.

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