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Children’s Diabetes Education Day – March 17


Join WakeMed Children’s at Marbles Kids Museum for Children’s Diabetes Education Day, taking place March 17 at Marbles Kids Museum from 9 am to 1 pm!

Being diagnosed with diabetes can be scary. Whether it’s Type 1 or Type 2, it can mean big changes. We’re here to help you through and demonstrate how you can not only live with diabetes, you can thrive.

At this family-friendly event, experts will be on-hand to offer advice, tips and a glimpse into the future of research and care.

The Diabetes Education Day program is FREE; admission to Marbles museum is separate (discount available for diabetes program attendees).


Visit a variety of education stations to meet the experts and learn more about:

  • Nutrition – cooking demos and advice from dietitians
  • School – managing diabetes in the school setting, how to handle sick days
  • Parent Support – Camp information, introduction to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
  • Tips & Tricks – Learn what you should always have with you if you have diabetes
  • TrialNet ScreeningsType 1 Diabetes TrialNet screenings for relatives
  • Plus, fun games and chances to win prizes!



9:30 to 9:45 am – Research & Innovation: Providing Hope for the Future

Presented by: Bill Lagarde, MD
WakeMed Physician Practices – Pediatric Endocrinology

10:30 to 10:45 am – It Takes a Village: Providing Clinical & Emotional Support for Children with Diabetes 

Presented by: Hillary Lockemer, MD
WakeMed Physician Practices – Pediatric Endocrinology

11 to 11:15 am – Cooking Demonstration

Presented by: Rob Newmeyer, Executive Chef, WakeMed

12:30 pm – Fashion Show

Learn the latest fashion trends and designs for insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring.

About WakeMed Physician Practices – Pediatric Endocrinology

WakeMed Physician Practices – Pediatric Endocrinology provides state-of-the-art diagnoses, treatment and management of endocrine problems for children and families throughout Wake County.

Visit us at one of our locations in east Raleigh, north Raleigh and Apex. Our board-certified pediatric endocrinologists care for a diverse population of children ranging in age from birth to 18.

Our specialties include treatment of growth, puberty, pituitary, thyroid, intersex, menstrual disorders and many more.