Primary Children's Diabetes Clinic and diabetes self-management education program provide ongoing comprehensive interdisciplinary education and specialized care to children and adolescents with diabetes type 1 or type 2, and their families.

Our diabetes self-management education program has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for meeting national standards for providing diabetes education to patients and their families.

Diabetes Education

Our Diabetes Educators are registered nurses (RN) and registered dietitians (RD). Diabetes Educators assist in teaching patients and their families how to manage diabetes in their daily lives in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

  • Janet Sirstins, RN, CDE (Clinic Manager)
  • Sherrie Hardy, MS, RD, CDE
  • Jenessa Henrie, MS, RD, CDE
  • Rita Ballesteros, MS, RN, RD, CDE
  • Chris Badger, RN, CDE
  • Kaylynn Buxton, RN, CDE
  • Elaine Eysser, RN, CDE
  • Jessica Hart Oldroyd, RN
  • Rachel Hendrickson, LCSW (Social Worker)
  • Amanda Murdoch, CSW (Social Worker)

Our Diabetes Clinic CDEs are here to help you with Educational Offerings.  

Patient Forms

Educational Handouts

ADA Presentations

Additional Resources

Type 1 Diabetes at Primary Children's Hospital