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Transition classes for adolescents with diabetes
Adolescence is a time of transition from childhood to adulthood. This process can be an exciting and often trying time for all involved.
The Children's Wisconsin Diabetes team wants to assist families in this transition. Our focus will be on helping our patients assume responsibility for their health over time.
Classes may be scheduled during clinic visits or by calling the Diabetes Clinic at (414) 266-2861. All classes are located at Children's Wisconsin, 8915 W. Connell Ct., Milwaukee, WI 53226. Maps and directions.
Note: Due to the sensitive topics that will be discussed during class, parents and teens will be separated. We do discourage bringing younger siblings (12 and under).
2020 classes - postponed
Transition 1 class is an interactive class for those patients who have completed 7th grade to sophomore year of high school. The class focuses on strategies for maintaining good communication as families maneuver through adolescence.
Transition 2 is the final class and is geared toward juniors, seniors and college freshman or sophomores. This is an interactive class with group discussions. Topics include planning for independent living and diabetes at college.
Picture the future with diabetes: The Jeff Costello story
Jeff will take you on his journey as an athlete with Type 1 Diabetes. The endless possibilities to live our dreams.
Our own nurses: Coming full circle
This is a story of two nurses who were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at Children's, and now work here. They share their unique stories and motivation to accomplish a dream despite diabetes.