Educated over 16,000 students and 800+ staff members about proper T1D management by going into 57 schools across Canada.
Held a first-of-its-kind Kids In School With Diabetes Workshop attended by 112 people including healthcare providers, and education professionals.
When T1D was not included in a provincial policy addressing prevalent medical conditions at school, Lisa Geelen called a committee to action that included HCPs, major diabetes organizations, and key players. After 6 months the committee was able to change the policy, which then featured our submission for wording and content!
ICD has assisted in the direct engagement of school board policies, resulting in major successes such as the Toronto Catholic School Board's adoption of their first policy and procedures in support of T1D families. 3 out of 6 people on the advisory panel are ICD team members.
Facilitated the onboarding of a 10 year old T1D student to the National Ballet Academy for a prestigious residential program. This involved training 12 staff members at the academy on T1D management, from the basics to the administration of Glucagon!