Professional Development Programs at Camp Nejeda

Type 1 diabetes in children

Continuing education course for nurses


Activity type: Knowledge-based

Price: $90; school purchase orders accepted


dates and locations:

Camp Nejeda (Stillwater, NJ) - Friday April 26 & Saturday April 27, 2019

Weisman Children’s Hospital (Marlton, NJ) - Saturday May 18, 2019

Children's Specialized Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ - Saturday October 26, 2019


course Schedule: 
Seminar hours are 9am - 3pm

  • 9:00-9:15 Networking

  • 9:15-9:30 Welcoming Remarks and Introduction to Seminar

  • 9:30-11:30 Seminar Speaker

  • 11:30-12:00 Lunch

  • 12:00-2:30 Seminar Speaker

  • 2:30-3:00 Closing Remarks and Program Evaluation

The Camp Nejeda Foundation is pleased to offer Type 1 Diabetes in Children; an educational seminar for RNs, CDEs, Pharmacists, and Dietitians. The seminar includes the following objectives:

1.       Explain the clinical diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes

2.       Demonstrate the proper use of basal/bolus insulin and carbohydrate counting skills

3.       Discuss the proper use of insulin pumps and CGMs

4.       Discuss the proper use of insulin ports

5.       Discuss the proper use of older conventional insulin

6.       Explain proper management of children with diabetes during exercise and on sick days

7.       Explain the significance and proper treatment of ketones

8.       Recognize and demonstrate proper treatment for hypoglycemia

9.       Identify the general medical needs of children with diabetes



Learning Outcome: Participants in this seminar will become familiar with the types of insulin available, methods of insulin administration and blood sugar monitoring/management, and the pathophysiology of type 1 diabetes. They will take away knowledge which they will be able to apply in caring for children with type 1 diabetes in schools or other settings.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by The American Association of Diabetes Educators, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This program 2018-056 is awarded 4.5 contact hours of continuing education credit.


Criteria for Awarding Contact Hours: For successful completion, participants are required to be in attendance for the full activity, receive a minimum score of 80% on a post-test, and complete and submit the program evaluation at the conclusion of the educational event.


Seminar Speakers:

Brianna Hanekom, BSN, CDE, Cooper Pediatric Endocrinology

Michelle Laranko, RN, CDE, CPN, Cooper Diabetes Education Center

*No conflict of interest to report for the listed Seminar Speakers.

For more information about the program, please call or email Victoria Benyo from the Camp Nejeda Foundation at 973-383-2611 x 224 or