Whether your child is starting school for the first time or attending a new school, they’ll have to handle the inevitable questions about diabetes. Their age will determine how complex this conversation will be, but here are some painless guidelines your child can use when explaining their life with diabetes to their new friends at school.
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August 28, 2014
August 26, 2014
The to-do list for sending your child back to school is long but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Parents, you’re doing a great job accounting for every possible situation your child may encounter during the school day! If something does go wrong, however, here’s how to nail down an emergency plan. (Inhale…exhale.)
August 21, 2014
Organized sports are often an important part of the school year, and for good reason. It’s an excellent way to exercise, it’s fun and it teaches cooperation and confidence—skills that your child can use for the rest of their life. Their coaches are an important member of their team of caretakers at school, so here’s what every coach needs to know about your child’s life with diabetes.
August 19, 2014
One of the biggest items on your back-to-school to-do list: planning lunch. It’s easy to fall into a rut, but with these healthy lunchbox ideas your child will enjoy a yummy, nutritious lunch every day.
August 14, 2014
Field trips are the best! The bus ride, the brown-paper-bag lunch, not sitting in a classroom for a day…what’s not to love? Since your child will be on the road for several hours, they’ll have to bring their entire diabetes kit with them—meters, test strips, syringes, sharps container, medicine, insulin, insulin pump and supplies, snacks, water…absolutely everything they may need.
August 12, 2014
We know it’s frustrating: no matter how carefully you plan your child’s day at school, they’re probably going to be faced with an unexpected snack, especially if your school allows full-blown birthday parties in the classroom. Here’s how to get the birthday party craze in hand, so that everyone has a healthy, good time.
August 06, 2014
From August 6-9, the American Association of Diabetes Educators conference is being held in Orlando, Florida. The keynote speakers for each day will focus on the future of diabetes care: healthcare reform, self-management education, how DEs will be leaders in their field in the 21st century, and healthier partnerships between patients and clinicians.
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