It Takes a Village: Diane and Mahi attend Diabetes Foundation information session

At the “It Takes a Village” conversation about diabetes management, CHI was “driving” awareness and education about congenital hyperinsulinism! Our Development Director Diane Esty and Research Manager Mahlet (Mahi) Mesfin attended the event presented by the Diabetes Foundation, Hackensack Meridian Hospital’s Molly Center for Children, and the Bergen County School Nurses Association. Topics included communicating the gold standard to care for individuals with diabetes, school accommodations, diabetes management strategies, and exchanging helpful resources. For students with congenital hyperinsulinism and diabetes, school nurses are important partners for maintaining good blood sugar levels and supporting emotional wellbeing. CHI and the Diabetes Foundation have many resources available to assist families which you can explore on our “Awareness and Research” tab at the top of our page and at the Diabetes Foundation page.

Pictured above from left to right are CHI Research Manager Mahlet (Mahi) Mesfin, Pamela Weber-Leaf of the Diabetes Foundation, and CHI Development Director Diane Esty.