This section of our website contains helpful tutorials designed to explain selected key ‘issues’ relating to youth living with diabetes. Each SFBLF Tutorial includes:

  1. A list of Learning Objectives
  2. Description of helpful resources for further study
  3. A list of the references cited in the Tutorial

The content of any Tutorial should not be used as medical advice. Please consult with qualified healthcare professionals to identify and assess the needs appropriate for you and/or your family.

SFBLF Tutorials

  • Understanding Transition
    An overview to help parents of youth living with diabetes to understand and prepare for the move of their youth from pediatric to adult health care.

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    Transition Resources for Families is a supporting list of resources compiled by SFBLF.

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  • Diabetes at School
    A overview of the need for in school support for youth living with diabetes, a summary of the current status in Canada and the resulting challenges and opportunities for teachers and families.

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  • Surveillance Data Availability
    An overview of the current status of availability of surveillance data for youth living with diabetes.

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  • Mental Health & Diabetes in Youth
    The interactions and relationships between diabetes and mental health issues in youth.

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    Comparative Factors (Obesity, Diabetes, Mental Disorders) is a supporting analysis developed by SFBLF.

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Helpful Tutorials available from other sources

  • Educational guide on nutrition and diabetes in schools, International Diabetes Federation
  • KiDS Diabetes Information Pack, International Diabetes Federation
    The KiDS project is an education program designed for the following target groups: Teachers (grades 1-9); School nurses and school staff; School students (aged 6-14 years); Parents; Policy makers and Government officials.
    The KiDS information pack is divided in two sections: the first section is focused on type 1 diabetes and the needs of children in school, offering both guidelines for the management of children with diabetes and a sample diabetes management plan; the second section is focused on guidelines for a healthy lifestyle to prevent type 2 diabetes.

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