Parent-Designated Adult Classes for 2015

Seattle Children's offers classes for volunteers to assist children with diabetes-related tasks at school. The parent designates an adult volunteer – often a teacher, office personnel, principal or school parent volunteer – to attend a three-hour training session at Seattle Children's Hospital. Please note that this class is not designed for school nurses; however, they are welcome to attend as an observer as space permits. In order to become a parent-designated adult (PDA), the volunteer must have additional training (suggested annually) provided by a Certified Diabetes Educator or expert in diabetes.

During the training, volunteers get an overview of diabetes and learn about:

  • Blood sugar testing
  • Insulin administration
  • Ketone testing
  • Hypoglycemia signs, symptoms and treatment
  • Glucagon administration
  • Insulin pump basics: how they work, treatment of hyperglycemia, delivering boluses, infusion sets and insulin on board

Times, dates and location

See a map of and directions to Seattle Children's main campus at 4800 Sand Point Way NE in Seattle.

Day/Date Time Meeting Room
Sat., Jan. 31, 2015 9 a.m. to noon RC.3.906
Sat., Mar. 7, 2015 9 a.m. to noon OA.5.341
Tues., Apr. 7, 2015 5 to 7:30 p.m. RC.3.905
Sat., May 9, 2015 9 a.m. to noon RC.3.905
Tue., Aug. 18, 2015 5 to 7:30 p.m. RC.3.905
Sat., Aug. 22, 2015 9 a.m. to noon RC.3.905
Sat., Sept. 12, 2015 9 a.m. to noon RC.3.905
Tue., Sept. 15, 2015 5 to 7:30 p.m. RC.3.906
Sat., Oct. 17, 2015 9 a.m. to noon RC.3.905
Sat., Nov. 14, 2015 9 a.m. to noon RC.3.905

Dates may change if needed. Classes often fill up a few months in advance, so it is important to sign up as far in advance as possible. The class is free and parents do not need to attend with their PDA.

Parking is available in Lot 1. Please walk across the driveway and enter through the River entrance of Seattle Children's Hospital. Please bring a photo ID and the student's individual healthcare plan.

We hope this class will be helpful with the transition back to school for all parties involved. We look forward to hearing from you.


Please call Kerry Gooch at 206-987-5037 to register.