Back-to-school suggestions

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JeffBright Posted: Fri, Jul 29 2011 3:29 PM

I am preparing an article for the Joslin blog on back-to-school suggestions for kids with diabetes.  Do you have any recommendations for other parents, based on your experiences.


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I'm not a parent, but I am a teen who just graduated high school.. this is probably already covered in the article, but for high schoolers who carry back packs around school - keep a juice, meter, glucagon and small snack on you at all times. keep the glucagon in one of the smaller compartments in your back pack where it's easy to find, and make sure you let your teachers/or nurse know where you will keep it. 

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darrensy replied on Thu, Aug 25 2011 2:49 AM

I am a single father, and I knew for a fact that, being a father of one kid, is something that hard to define. There are lots of things that I am lacking regarding healthy and precautionary measure for my 8 years old kids. Unlike their mommy, they can do better that I was. But sad to say that, was life for us. I never consult yet my pedia about the health of my son, but I knew that my son is prone to diabetes or he may already have this one, due to a wounds that it took more than 2 months to get healed. Simple things for me to give advice, never let your child play on crowded place, specially when they are on school without guardians attention.


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Please do not hesitate to talk to your child's pediatrician with any health concerns.


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Audrey replied on Fri, Sep 23 2011 2:58 PM

I know school has already started, but I just wanted to share a few things. My daughter has type 1 and I also happen to work in the school she goes too.  I like to keep an extra meter in the classroom and extra snacks. Anywhere from protiens to carbs.  We also keep extra stuff in the clinic office depending where she is at in the building.  We make sure that all the teachers know from the duty teachers, to specials to classroom.  It works great for us. Hope it might help someone else.

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jose66 replied on Sun, Nov 6 2011 10:57 PM

I am not a mother or don’t have any history like this in my family. But I know kids those are affected with Diabetes. I know how difficult it is for parents and kids to live life with it. It is very difficult for the parents to control them on their eating habits. Specially at school. Who know how and what they eat at school. I know some adult who eats everything and later regrets.

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