With Type 1 diabetes, it is important that you have open and honest communications with your school’s nurse.
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Diabetes camp was a fantastic experience for us allowing our son to have a normal camp experience while being inspired by others with Type 1 diabetes.
Here’s a great, brief article that came from the American Diabetes Association’s Parents eNewsletter. Tips for Sleepovers The following section was taken from posts on the Place for Parents Message Board on diabetes.org. These tips should not replace advice and/or recommendations from a health care provider but reflect issues that parents deal with day-to-day. “I [...]
Yesterday, November 21, the California Superior Court overturned an earlier agreement between the California Department of Education and the American Diabetes Association allowing unlicensed school personnel to administer insulin. The California Nurses Organization obviously was quite pleased with the decision as it now appears that only licensed nurses will be allowed to administer insulin injections [...]
Traveling with diabetes and taking insulin on a plane was something we experienced right away. Our son was diagnosed while he was visiting Thailand and so only a week after getting out of the hospital we were on our way back to the U.S. Not only were we still shell-shocked with the diagnosis and not [...]
This will be our first year celebrating Halloween since our son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. We hope we do it right. Our primary philosophy is to allow him to experience as normal a Halloween as possible. He’s got his school costume party, a separate one that he is heading to at the local [...]
Only a few weeks after our son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes he was back on the soccer field. That first game was a bit tough as we ended up testing him once too often and by the end of the game he was complaining about his fingers stinging. The one thing to remember [...]
As your child heads back to school after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it can be nerve-wracking. Will they go too low? Will they eat their food? What if they need glucogon? There’s a lot to worry about. As a parent it is your responsibility to ensure that the school is willing and capable [...]