Upcoming Events

Check out the upcoming diabetes-related events in the area and see our class offerings taught by our team of diabetes educators. Descriptions and registration links for upcoming events are listed below.

Diabetes Education Classes

All classes are held in the Pediatric Diabetes Education classrooms (Taubman Center Rm. 2386 & 2387). 

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

JDRF Virtual Connections Series

Join JDRF beginning June 11, 2020 for a series of virtual events discussing T1D topics like summer recipes for clean eating, T1D in the workplace, and training caregivers in managing T1D.

You can find more about each of these virtual events on JDRF's website.

Children With Diabetes Friends For Life Conference

July 14 - 19, 2020

From Children with Diabetes:


"CWD's Friends for Life conference is internationally recognized, globally attended, and supported by staff and faculty who are on this diabetes journey together. And while our mission remains unchanged, our ways of connecting with one another in 2020 are being modified for safety.

We're not cancelling our Friends for Life Orlando 2020 conference, but in order to keep everyone safe and offer an exceptional Friends for Life experience, we will be shifting to a Virtual Plus mode for our July event. We wish we could get together in person, but the safety and health of our community comes first.

Whether we're together in person or connecting virtually, we are a CWD family. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we interact, but not the way we connect, support, and inspire one another. Thank you for continuing to be part of our family. We're proud to be part of yours.

You can follow all the conference activities online through our social media channels, using the official conference hashtag: #FFLOrlando20"

You can register for FREE today on Children with Diabetes' website.

Sharing Our Strengths and Struggles Virtual Chat

Join Michigan Alliance for Families and Early Childhood Investment Corporation for Sharing our Strengths and Struggles.
These virtual chats offer an opportunity for parents to share ideas and hear from others who are experiencing the same challenges. These conversations focus on supporting our social-emotional health, self-care, and accessing helpful resources. 

June 25
July 23
August 27 

3:00 - 4:30 PM

Space is limited for each session. This is a parent/caregiver only event designed to be responsive to their experience and needs. Pre-registration is required.

MSU Extension Programs

The Michigan State University Extension offers in-person activities on topics including parenting, money matters, health, and more. Visit the MSU Extension website and enter your county to discover programs, workshops, and webinars available in your area!

Building Early Emotional Skills (BEES) for Parents Webinar Series
July 9, 16, 23, 30
7:30 - 9:00 PM

Are you having trouble with biting, tantrums or the "terrible twos?" Building Early Emotional Skills or BEES is a four-week class for parents and other primary caregivers of children 0-3 that teaches about how young children develop social emotional skills and helps give parents skills to deal with the stress of caring for children and help their children develop strong social emotional skills. BEES will help you learn about:

  • Your child’s temperament and stress

  • Your triggers and how to manage them

  • Being reflective about feelings and emotion coaching

  • Reducing biting, conflict and frustration and handling tantrums

  • Building a solid foundation for tomorrow

Online - Extension Extras Parenting Hour
This FREE online series of parenting workshops will provide guidance for parents of young children as they navigate the challenges and concerns of parenting. Participants may register for as few or as many workshops as they wish.

The workshops are on Tuesday evenings as follows:

  • 6/23/20: Essential Skills for Learning and Life

  • 6/30/20: Positive Discipline

  • 7/07/20: ABC’s of Early Literacy

  • 7/14/20: Learning to Talk

  • 7/21/20: Understanding a Toddler’s World

  • 7/28/20: Screen Time for Young Children

  • 8/04/20: What Children Need to Know to Start School

  • 8/11/20: Parent-Provider Communication

  • 8/18/20: Together We Can Co-Parenting

  • 8/25/20: More Than 1,2,3: Mathematics for Young Children

Guiding Principles for Highly Successful Parenting Webinar Series
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
7:30 - 9:00 PM

Guiding Principles for Highly Successful Parenting is a parenting series to help you explore ways that you can be highly effective in raising your kids to be successful in school and in life. This class is meant for parents of toddlers to teens and will explore:

  • Developing family routines

  • Developing emotional control in your child

  • Being a calm assertive parent

  • Developing consistent rules and relationships

  • Learning from mistakes and developing empathy

ADA Imagine Camp (Virtual)

This free, at-home summer camp experience is designed to keep the camp community connected no matter what. It starts with a special ADA Imagine Camp box and Activity Journal delivered to your door. Then kids can participate in fun activities, including:

  • online sing-alongs, campfires, games, and friendly competitions

  • connecting with friends, counselors, medical staff, and diabetes experts for 2 hours each week

  • joining a virtual "cabin" with counselors to guide activities

  • watching the 4 Imagine Camp YouTube series

Session 1 is June 8 - July 3 and Session 2 is July 13 - August 7. Register at diabetes.org/community/camp.

DYS Middle and Big Shots Camp Connection (Virtual)

Middle and Big Shots Camp Connection – your time to hang out with DYS camp friends, counselors, and nurses! Camp Connection brings all the excitement of camp right to your home computer. Campers will reconnect with old camp friends while making new friends who also live with type 1 diabetes, connect with T1D mentors, and just simply have a blast. Camp Connection is free and is designed to keep our DYS campers connected and engaged in fun programming with their friends living with T1D. Right before camp, campers will receive a camp box full of surprises then participate in a variety of fun activities led by some of their favorite counselors, nurses, and dietitians.


Middle Shots Camp (grades 3-7) is June 21-23 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm and Big Shots Camp (grades 8-12, but under age 18) is June 24- 26 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Register at dys4kids.org/camp.

2020 JDRF One Walk Dates

Join JDRF and our local T1D communities as we walk to turn Type One into Type None! Each year, JDRF One Walk brings together more than 900,000 people across the country to change the future for everyone living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). This fun, family–friendly event gives people with T1D, their loved ones, companies and the local community the opportunity to come together, create change and positively impact lives of those living with T1D. Join us to make it safer and easier to live with this disease, until we create a world without T1D. 

Dates & Locations

Sunday, October 4 - Ann Arbor / Dexter, MI

Sunday, October 11 - Detroit, MI

Saturday, October 17 - Grand Rapids, MI

Saturday, October 24 - East Lansing, MI

Check in 8:30 AM

Walk Begins 9:30 AM

U-M KidSport Clinics

The U-M School of Kinesiology's KidSport Clinics program (formerly U-Meet the Athlete) is excited to again partner with University of Michigan Athletics. KidSport Clinics and U-M varsity student-athletes will host a variety of sport clinics for children grades K-8. The goal is to have fun while stressing the importance of mastering sport-specific fundamentals, doing well in school, and living a healthy lifestyle. All proceeds go to the Jeff Reese KidSport Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for kids who qualify to attend U-M's KidSport Summer Camp.

Registration & Payment
Register online at um-kcp.eventbrite.com for all KidSport Clinics. (We will no longer be accepting registration via mail or in person.) Accepted forms of payment are Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

Questions? Email Beth Lee at bethlee@umich.edu.

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