Diabetes Youth Services

at 2100 W Central Ave, Suite 110, Toledo, 43606 United States

From our inception in 1984 through 2001, DYS operated as a sponsored activity of Mercy Health Partners, a nonprofit health system serving northwest Ohio. Budget restrictions reduced the ability of our original sponsor to underwrite our operating expenses and in 2001, DYS became an independent nonprofit social service agency. Through this transition, careful planning allowed DYS to maintain its core programs, respond to emerging needs, and sustain services for the most significant impact on children with diabetes now and for their future. DYS has emerged as an effective organization serving 19 counties in Ohio and Michigan. Today, we are incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with three full-time staff members. We are currently located in Maumee, Ohio and continue to serve all of northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan as the main provider of services for youth with diabetes. All dollars are raised and invested locally into the youth of our community.

Diabetes Youth Services
2100 W Central Ave, Suite 110
Toledo , OH 43606
United States
Contact Phone
P: (419) 291-1234

Opening time

  • Mondays: 08:00- 16:30
  • Tuesdays: 08:00- 16:30
  • Wednesdays: 08:00- 16:30
  • Thursdays: 08:00- 16:30
  • Fridays: 08:00- 16:30

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Published on 2014-12-17 15:17:48 GMT

Five-Spice Chicken Wings By ryanmmurano Five-Spice Chicken Wings Ingredients 16 chicken wings (about 3 pounds) 3/4 cup bottled plum sauce 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1 teaspoon five-spice powder Slivered green onions (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Using a sharp knife, carefully cut off tips of the wings; discard wing tips. Cut each wing at joint to make two pieces. In a foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan arrange wing pieces in a single layer. Bake for 20 minutes. Drain well. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine plum sauce, butter, and five-spice powder. Add chicken pieces, stirring to coat with sauce. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours or on high-heat setting for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Serve immediately or keep warm, covered, on warm- or low-heat setting for up to 1 hour. If desired, sprinkle with slivered green onions. Nutritional Facts Servings 10 Calories - 32 Carbohydrates - 3g Total Fat - 1g Protein - 3g Sodium - 45mg Sugars - 2g

Published on 2014-12-16 16:08:31 GMT

Crockpot Cheeseburgers By apanda An interesting twist on a "Sloppy Joe," the crockpot cheeseburger can be served on whole-wheat buns or in a variety of low-carb options that eliminate the bun. Crockpot Cheeseburgers Ingredients 1 1/2 Pounds Lean (96/4) Ground Beef 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Salt 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper 2 Tablespoons Skim Milk 1 Cup Chopped Onion 2 Cloves Garlic 1 Tablespoon Prepared Mustard 1 Tablespoon Pickle Relish – (I didn’t use…I don’t like relish) 8 oz. Velveeta Light Cheese Directions Brown the ground beef in a large skillet until no longer pink. Spray crockpot with non-stick cooking spray. Place the cooked ground beef into the prepared crockpot followed by the garlic salt, pepper, milk, onion, garlic, mustard, relish and cheese. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours. Stir and serve on hamburger buns for additional points. Nutritional Facts Servings 10 Serves 10 (1/3 cup each) Per Serving 181 Calories 7g Fat (36.2% calories from fat) 21g Protein 7g Carbohydrate trace Dietary Fiber 53mg Cholesterol 736mg Sodium. Exchanges 0 Grain (Starch) 1 Lean Meat 1/2 Vegetable 0 Non-Fat Milk 0 Fat 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

Published on 2014-12-12 15:28:50 GMT

Sugar Cut-Out Cookies By Logo inline This healthy sugar cut-out cookie recipe uses white whole-wheat flour, honey and lemon zest to make a delicious cookie perfect for decorating. Pull out all your cookie cutters and decorate these adorable cookies with natural decorating sugar and icing. Sugar Cut-Out Cookies photographer: Helen Norman Nutritionist Tested & Approved Time: 165 minutes (135 minutes prep) Ingredients 1/2 cup clear crystal sugar , white sparkling sugar or sanding sugar (see Tips), divided “Holiday” red natural liquid dye (see Tips) Green natural liquid dye (see Tips) 2 cups all-purpose flour , plus more if needed 2/3 cup white whole-wheat flour (see Tips) 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup canola oil or corn oil 4 tablespoons unsalted butter , slightly softened 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1 large egg Finely grated zest of 1 medium lemon 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon honey 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract or lemon extract Directions To prepare decorating sugars: Divide decorating sugar between two small bowls. Add a few drops of red dye to one and green dye to the other and stir until evenly blended. Adjust color with more dye as desired. Spread each colored sugar in a thin layer on a separate small parchment-lined baking sheet. Turn on the oven to 350°F for 2 minutes, then immediately turn it off. (The warm oven dries the sugar, but too much heat will burn it.) Let the sugars stand in the oven for 1 1/2 hours. (The sugars may be stored airtight at room temperature for up to 1 year.) To prepare cookie dough: Whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl. Beat oil, butter, granulated sugar, egg and lemon zest in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Beat in honey, vanilla and almond (or lemon) extract until evenly incorporated. With the mixer on low speed, then medium speed, beat about half the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until incorporated. Beat in the remaining flour mixture until just incorporated. Divide the dough into thirds. Place one third on a 12-inch-long sheet of parchment paper and shape into a disk. Top with a second sheet of parchment. Roll the dough out between the parchment into an 8-inch circle about 1/4 inch thick. Place the dough in the paper on a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough. Freeze on the baking sheet until cold and firm, at least 30 minutes and up to 1 day. Place another baking sheet in the freezer to chill too (it will be used under the dough as the cookies are cut out). To shape cookies: Position a rack in middle of oven; preheat to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet(s) with parchment paper. Working with one portion of dough at a time, remove from the freezer and place on the chilled baking sheet. Remove the top sheet of parchment and cut out cookies with 2 1/2- to 3-inch cookie cutters. Transfer to a prepared baking sheet with a wide, thin spatula, spacing about 1 1/2 inches apart. Repeat with the remaining dough. (If the dough gets too soft, freeze until firm again. As you cut out cookies, set aside the scraps. Shape all the scraps back into a disk and reroll between parchment. Freeze for at least 30 minutes before cutting out.) To decorate and bake cookies: Sprinkle cookies with red and green sugars and gently pat to help them adhere. Bake the cookies on the center rack, one pan at a time, until browned on the bottom, 6 to 12 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool. Tips: Find clear (or white) sanding sugar (aka sparkling or coarse sugar) in well-stocked baking stores, gourmet food shops or online at kingarthurflour.com. Find red, green and other natural liquid dyes plus a rainbow of already-dyed decorating sugars at chocolatecraftkits.com. White whole-wheat flour, made from a special variety of white wheat, is light in color and flavor but has the same nutritional properties as regular whole-wheat flour. It is available at large supermarkets and natural-foods stores and online at bobsredmill.com or kingarthurflour.com. Store it in the freezer. Nutritional Facts Servings 36 Serving Size 2 1/2- to 3-inch cookie Calories 97 Carbohydrates 15 g Fat 4 g Saturated Fat 1 g Protein 1 g Cholesterol 9 mg Dietary Fiber 0 g Potassium 16 mg Sodium 39 mg Yield 3 dozen 2 1/2- to 3-inch cookies In partnership with EatingWell EATINGWELL® is a registered trademark of EatingWell, Inc.

Published on 2014-12-10 21:32:11 GMT

Myth: No matter what you do, a person with diabetes for years will eventually get complications. Fact: Complications are not inevitable. The mechanisms that cause complications are not yet fully understood, and the extent to which they develop varies from person to person. Tight blood sugar control is the only method demonstrated to reduce the risk of developing complications, but their occurrence remains unpredictable in any individual. Some individuals with T1D may be genetically predisposed to develop complications (one of the critical issues being addressed by JDRF’s research).

Published on 2014-12-08 15:27:30 GMT

We found this article on the Diabetes Connect website, and wanted to share. Things No One Told Me: Diabetes and Having Dreams No one ever shared with me any secrets to achieving my dreams despite chronic illness. It was something I had to learn all on my own. And when I did, that understanding changed everything for me. I assured myself that I could continue to achieve my dreams and work towards new ones, despite the fact that chronic illness was now a part of my life. Making Dreams Possible Being chronically ill isn’t easy and it requires constant work and patience, in addition to a willingness to overcome adversity. My chronic illnesses regularly try to pull me away from my goals, but I force myself to stay focused on the things I need to do. Over the years, chronic illness has forced me to question the possibility of my dreams. There have been many occasions where I have asked: How does someone living with illness, daily pain, doctor’s appointments, and medication achieve dreams? The only thing that matters is believing that you will and you can, rather than how and when you will achieve dreams. There is no magic formula or secret to anyone’s success—healthy or not. You only have to observe the remarkable accomplishments of others to realize that dreams are always achievable even in the face of diabetes or other chronic illnesses. I have chosen to believe this and I continually surround myself with inspiring people to remind me that anything and everything is possible. What I Have Learned About Continuing To Dream Langston Hughes said it best in his poem “Dream Deferred.” What happens to dreams that are deferred? Especially when chronic illness forces us to change the plan, destination and timing? When dreams are deferred, they are merely delayed until they can become apparent reality. Living with chronic illness means looking for a better quality of life so you can continue to dream and to achieve those dreams. Here are three things I have learned on my own about continuing to have dreams despite living with chronic illness. I needed to understand that my life had changed. A diagnosis of chronic illness is initially hard to accept, but it doesn’t mean you stop thinking about the future. It means that your life has changed and you have a choice whether illness will define you positively or negatively. Living a good life means accepting and appreciating what you have in the present and not focusing on the things you no longer have control over. It also means believing that you can be more than your illness. I have learned that even though my life has changed, I can still advocate for myself. I can still make good choices to eat smart, exercise and get plenty of rest. If I take care of myself, there is nothing that can stop me from dreaming as big as I want to and going out there and making those dreams reality. I needed to manage expectations. One’s confidence lies in the expectations they have for themselves and in the things that they allow others to expect from them. But living with chronic illness changes that standard and requires us to throw out the old rules and think of new ones. Experience has taught me that I not only had to change the expectations I had for myself, but also the ones that others had for me. Prior to getting sick, I had a full schedule from my son’s school activities to dinner parties, to a stressful job in a law office, to jumping every time a friend or family member asked for help. Chronic illness forced me to realize I had to prioritize what was most important in my life. And at the time, that was my health and my children. Now I spend more time at home, I don’t have as many visitors as I used to, I don’t work a stressful job, and I don’t jump at every opportunity to help. I have changed and so have my expectations, and now, I have more time to focus on the things that truly matter: my dreams and my children’s dreams. I needed to adjust my dreams. We all had ambitions and dreams prior to getting sick. Perhaps, you wanted a big promotion or to travel the world or get married and have children or, in my case, go to law school and be a successful lawyer. Chronic illness makes you wonder if you should give up on all those dreams, but it is vital to your happiness that you have dreams—big and small. Even if you have to adjust those dreams or create new ones, you don’t have to stop reaching for the stars because of chronic illness. Instead, you rise above the challenge and adjust those dreams so that chronic illness doesn’t stop you from accomplishing them. Just like so many with chronic illness, I feared that I could no longer achieve my dreams. But illness forced to see those dreams in a different light as I worked to adjust them in a way that meant I could still be happy. Law school was my dream but when I got sick. I knew that I could not work full-time, attend law school, spend time with my kids and be sick. But I didn’t let that stop me. Instead, I changed my plans and got a master’s degree online, switched jobs and started freelance writing, advocating for chronic illness, and spending more time at home. Law school might still be part of my plans but even if it isn’t, I will never stop dreaming. You Deserve to Achieve Your Dreams We all deserve to reach for the stars and make our dreams reality. But nothing happens without action, so take the time to pull yourself towards your dreams. It won’t take long if you set your mind and your heart to it and change “I can’t” to “I can.” Fight for your dreams so you can have the life you deserve.

Published on 2014-12-05 16:04:42 GMT

Thank you to those who stopped in, called in, or donated online yesterday for #GivingTuesday!

Published on 2014-12-03 15:43:07 GMT

Today is #GivingTuesday , Give to your favorite charity today!

Published on 2014-12-02 15:26:50 GMT

Cyber Monday and more great deals!! Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday the National Day of giving back! This has become a global day set aside for sharing. The Toledo Community Foundation is generously providing a matching funds grant up to $1,000 (on a first come first serve basis) to local non-profits. All donation received by DYS on December 2, 2014 will be eligible for grant consideration. Thank you for your support of DYS!

Published on 2014-12-01 15:18:12 GMT

Black Friday!! If you are out shopping hope you are getting all the great deals! Don't forget that Tuesday, December 2, 2014 is #GivingTuesday which is a National Day of giving back and has become a global day set aside for sharing. The Toledo Community Foundation is generously providing a matching funds grant up to $1,000 (on a first come, first serve basis) to local non-profits. All donations received by DYS on December 2, 2014 will be eligible for grant consideration. Thank you in advance for caring!

Published on 2014-11-28 12:45:18 GMT

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Published on 2014-11-27 12:30:44 GMT

Kroger Community Rewards Program Do you shop at Kroger? Not only can you earn fuel points at Kroger, but you can assist DYS! Kroger Community Rewards® makes fund-raising easy...all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! Simply click on Kroger Community Rewards to enroll or update your Community Rewards under your Account Settings.

Published on 2014-11-26 15:35:38 GMT

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 is #GivingTuesday which is a National Day of giving back and has become a global day set aside for sharing. The Toledo Community Foundation is generously providing a matching funds grant up to $1,000 (on a first come, first serve basis) to local non-profits. All donations received by DYS on December 2, 2014 will be eligible for grant consideration. Thank you in advance for caring!

Published on 2014-11-25 18:00:56 GMT

What great job Don Smith did yesterday on the Leading Edge with Jerry Anderson. Once Don's segment is uploaded to their website page we will send out the link as well. Have a great day and enjoy the sun while it is out!

Published on 2014-11-24 17:00:04 GMT

Don't forget that Don Smith will be Leading Edge with Jerry Anderson this morning at 8:00AM on Channel 11 talking about his upcoming swim in January/February of 2015!!

Published on 2014-11-23 01:21:01 GMT

This Sunday, November 23, 2014 on WTOL Channel 11 at 8:30 AM and then that same evening on FOX 36 at 10:00 PM Don Smith will be appearing on "Leading Edge" with Jerry Anderson to discuss his annual swim for DYS. Don Smith has raised over $125,000.00 over the last 12 years with his annual "Don Smith Swim for DYS". Please tune into WTOL Channel 11 or FOX 36 to see Don Smith!

Published on 2014-11-21 19:37:07 GMT

Low-Carb Sweet Potato Casserole By Nikki Sheriff You can avoid traditional sweet potato recipes that are closer to dessert than to a side dish. This wonderful recipe will remind you of when you were young, but keep your blood sugars in check. Low-Carb Sweet Potato Casserole Ingredients 8 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 1/3 cup orange juice 1/4 cup half & half 1 egg white 3 TBS coconut oil 2 TBS Splenda brown sugar 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 tsp cinnamon 3/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup chopped pecans zest of 1 orange Directions Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a medium sized casserole dish and set aside. When potatoes are done, strain them and pour into a large bowl. Add the orange juice and half & half and whip with a hand mixer. Add the egg white, coconut oil and sugar, and beat until well mixed. Add the vanilla, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and blend. Pour into prepared casserole dish and top with pecans and orange zest. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven and serve. Makes approximately 18 servings of 1/2 cup. Nutritional Facts Servings 18 Calories 95 Total Fat 4g Saturated Fat 0g Sodium 55mg Carbohydrates 14g Dietary Fiber 2g Protein 1g

Published on 2014-11-21 15:48:44 GMT

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Diabetes Youth Services (DYS) is an independent non-profit organization that provides educational and supportive services for young people with diabetes, their families, schools and communities throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
Programs & Events – Join us for a variety of programs your entire family can enjoy!
Our events range from family outings, to Mom’s Retreats, education, and OF COURSE summer camp!
School Services – A trained diabetes educator will customize a training just for your school staff or classroom.
Make sure that every staff member is ready for diabetes.
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