There are many factors for parents of children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to consider as they mature. At the 2019 TypeOneNation Summit, we will be joined by Gina Marino, who will be leading a breakout session for parents/caregivers of children/young adults with T1D. This session will focus on ways for the caregiver to help prepare and support their loved one to have a smooth transition from adolescence into adulthood. Taking a team approach and the importance of supportive relationships are some important key factors. Hear from Gina about best practices and approaches during these sensitive years.
Gina Marino is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Certified Diabetes Educator at the Molly Center for Children with Diabetes and Endocrinology disorders. She manages children with diabetes and focuses on healthy integration of diabetes into one’s life. She emphasizes healthy lifestyle, adequate support, and safe diabetes management.
Gina helps families learn about and manage their diabetes, and works with them to problem solve as they adjust to the ongoing demands of their diabetes. She works with families to set appropriate individualized self-care goals in order to help them meet their personal diabetes goals. She has a particular interest in the adolescent population and is actively involved in Diabetes transition program at the Molly Center. Gina is a certified trainer for insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitor technology.
Gina received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Vermont, her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Seton Hall University, and a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Columbia University. She is a Board certified Pediatric Nurse and Pediatric Practitioner through the Pediatric Nurse Certification Board, and a Board certified diabetes educator trough the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.
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