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KIDS Korner

Education and Support for Children with Diabetes and their Families


United Parents of Children with Diabetes

Greetings! We welcome back Eileen Egan, FNP, CDE, nurse facilitator and Ann Sisalli serving as the parent facilitator for Kindred Spirits.

This meeting is for ADULTS ONLY and meets during the school year on Thursday evenings (*) from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Community Outreach Center 101 Mineola Blvd.



Toddler and Pre-school Support (TAPS) will meet:
**Thursday Evenings: 6:00p.m to 7:30p.m. AND/OR
**Saturday Mornings: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Please note Holiday Party is on a Sunday!

Parents and children (siblings welcome). Children's activities will be provided while parents participate in a discussion/lecture in a separate room. FREE Parking is in the rear of the building. Drive up to 3rd level. There is a breezeway that connects the garage to the building. Take the elevator down to 2nd floor. Enter through doors to the left.

The Toddler and Pre-school Support group is facilitated by Susan Ruggiero, RN, MS, CDE, Diabetes Nurse Specialist. Geri Raab, Vera Miller, Nancy Keith, and Amanda Krakoff provide activities for the children.

TAPS goal is to provide parents with accurate information and emotional support while their children (both the child with diabetes and siblings) enjoy a positive play experience. Be sure to mark your calendars. Reminder e-mails will be sent to you one week before each meeting. RSVP required, either Yes - or - No , so adequate child care can be provided.

KIDs Program

Kids Interested in Diabetes
Winthrop-University Hospital

The KIDs Program (Kids Interested in Diabetes) is designed to teach children about diabetes through games and activities. It is FREE and open to children ages 6 to 12 years; no siblings unless specified under the agenda. Meetings, facilitated by Melanie Teslik RN, are held at the same time as the Kindred Spirits (parent support group) on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Community Outreach Center, 101 Mineola Blvd.

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