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School Nurses and Diabetes Care

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Get expert knowledge in a virtual learning network with Diabetes Specialists. The curriculum is designed to expand expertise and best practices for school nurses working with students who have Diabetes.


Who Should Participate?

School Nurses and Volunteer Diabetes Care Assistants



Launching on January 24th, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. This ECHO Program is held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. A one-time registration is required to participate in any ECHO sessions.




What does this ECHO Program Offer?

  • Learn about best practices and evidence-based care 
  • Collaboration, support, and ongoing learning with specialist physicians and other experts
  • Free CME for health care professionals *certain conditions apply


Why School Nurses and Diabetes Care?

  • With the implementation of the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) program, school nurses will be empowered with the knowledge and resources to effectively manage diabetes among their student population, ultimately improving overall health outcomes in Oklahoma's youngest generation.
  • As the incidence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes steadily rises among children and adolescents continues in the U.S., ECHO Diabetes Care for School Nurses becomes increasingly critical.
  • From 2002 to 2018, research has shown a significant increase in the overall incidence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in this age group (CDC). 
  • Non-Hispanic White children and adolescents had the highest incidence of type 1 diabetes, while non-Hispanic Black children and adolescents had the highest incidence of type 2 diabetes (Wagenknecht et al., 2023). 
  • These alarming trends highlight the urgent need for ECHO's knowledge-sharing approach to diabetes care, providing school nurses with the necessary resources and support to effectively manage and deliver best-in-practice care to Oklahoma's youngest population.



  • Recognition of Diabetes
  • Legal Aspect for School Nurses
  • 504 Plan
  • Diabetes Technology
  • Medications
  • Diet Management for Students and Families
  • Diabetes Management Packages
  • Treatment of Hyperglycemia
  • Treatment of Hypoglycemia
  • Impact of Disparities



Shelly Mercer, MD

Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics

University of Oklahoma


Gayle Black, BSN, RN

School Health Coordinator

Coordinating Nurse

Public Health Nurse

Oklahoma State Department of Health


Beverly Burk, MA, BSN, RN

Health Services Coordinator


Angelia Diab, DNP, FNP-BC

HAN Care Manager

OSU Center for Health Sciences - Health Access Network


Kellie Carter, RN

Manager of School Nursing Programs

Oklahoma State Department of Education

Communications Officer

School Nurse Organization of Oklahoma


Michelle Condren, Pharm.D., BCPPS, AE-C, CDCES, FPPA


Vice Chair for Research

School of Community Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

University of Oklahoma


Binh Phung, DO, MHA, MPH

Pediatric Hospitalist

St. Francis Children’s Hospital

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences


Casey Moyer

ECHO Coordinator

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