Diabetes in School Health – Montana (DiSH-MT)

Diabetes in School Health ECHO is a monthly school diabetes health teleconferencing program for school nurses and all school personnel who care for students with diabetes.


Thanks to the Leona M and Harry B Helmsley Charitable Trust, we’re honored to bring this program to Montana to best support our state’s school health personnel in their pursuit of education and resources to best care for students with diabetes. From October through May, we are hosting monthly DiSH-MT educational sessions on topics determined by input provided by local school health personnel. Each session will feature a 10-20 minute presentation followed by an open discussion and idea sharing session to foster community and support among participants.

2023/2024 DiSH-MT Sessions

October 5

Supporting Students with Diabetes and Their Mental Health

Presented by Charley Jones, LCSW

View October Session Recap

November 2

Sick Days, Ketones, and DKA

Presented by Nathan Bingham, MD

View November Session Recap

December 3

Empowering Autonomy in Students – A Developmental Approach

Presented by Amy Rohyans-Stewart, MS, CCLS

View December Session Recap

January 11

Diabetes Orders in Montana

Presented by Catherine Baran, RN, CDCES

View January Session Recap

February 1

Diabetes and School Nutrition

Presented by Brooke Foth, RDN

View February Session Recap

March 7

Automated Insulin Delivery Goes to School

Presented by Carla Cox, PhD, RDN, CDCES, CPT

View March Session Recap

April 4

The Diagnosis and Care Experience

Presented by Rita Ballesteros Bono, RN, RD, CDCES, MS & James Bonhoff, MD

View April Session Recap

May 2

Montana Youth Diabetes Alliance (MYDA) and Family Support Needs

Presented by Tonya Fuhrmann, founder and executive director of MYDA

View May Session Recap

New! Up to 8 CE Contact Hours Available for DiSH-MT 2023/2024

  1. One hour is awarded for each individual session
  2. Successful completion includes >75% attendance of the session and the completion of the post-session survey
  3. Financial disclosure statements will be made available at each program
  4. Credits will be issued by way of Logan Health. Logan Health is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  5. For questions about CE Contact Hours, please contact Kate Lufkin, Chief Communications Officer, at diabetes@montanapediatrics.org.

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