Endocrinology and Diabetes

Classes and Workshops

Diabetes and Me

A workshop for 11-to-14-year-olds with type 1 diabetes

A fun and informal workshop for middle schoolers (11 to 14 years old) that is focused on living with diabetes, facilitated by two diabetes social workers. Topics to be discussed may include:

  • Talking to friends and classmates about diabetes
  • Coping with the ups and downs of diabetes
  • Bullying, teasing and just feeling different
  • Dealing with high and low blood sugars
  • Making room for diabetes care in sports, activities and hobbies

Space is limited (a maximum of 12 spaces available) for all workshop dates. At this time, this workshop can only be offered to patients seen at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Times, dates and location

Saturdays, 10 am to Noon
Seattle Children’s Zoom Room

  • February 5th, 2022
  • April 30th, 2022
  • September 17th, 2022
  • December 3rd, 2022

Registration and more information

At this time, all in-person gatherings at Seattle Children’s remain on hold and this disrupted the typical frequency of Diabetes and Me in 2020 and 2021. For now we plan to hold these valuable gatherings via Zoom and are hopeful (though not certain) that we may be able to hold some of the 2022 workshops in-person on the dates listed. Please email Jessica Koppy, LICSW, or call her at 206-987-0179 for the most updated group status, to reserve a spot, or for more information.

L’Kidds (Little Kids With Insulin-Dependent Diabetes)

A parent support group

Little Kids With Insulin Dependent Diabetes (L’Kidds) is a parent-led support group for parents of infants, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary school age kids with diabetes. Join us as we share with each other what it is like to parent/care for a young child with diabetes. We look forward to meeting you!

Times, dates and location

Saturdays, 10am-11am
Seattle Children's Zoom Room

  • February 5th, 2022
  • May 7th, 2022
  • July 30th, 2022
  • November 12th, 2022

Registration and more information

Please Email the parent facilitator for more information, to RSVP or for questions regarding this group. Group meetings will be held virtually until further notice. 

Parent-Designated Adult Classes (suspended indefinitely)

Historically this three-hour, in-person class has been offered to non-medical school staff—most often office personnel, principal, teacher or school parent volunteer—who has been designated by the parent to support diabetes management at school. Due to the ongoing pandemic and the nature of this class best being done as an in-person class, we have made the difficult decision to suspend classes indefinitely. We continue to work on ways we can support the public need and will update the website as new opportunities are developed. Thank you for your understanding.