School Age (6 to 10 years old)
School aged children are characterized by:
- Fear of being different from other children
- Can perform most self-care, including blood tests and insulin injections
- Eager to learn
- Beginning to understand consequences of their actions
- Tests independent decision-making
- Most time spent away from home
Your goals for managing your school age child's diabetes should be:
- Have a blood sugar target of 70 to 150 mg/dL (3.89 to 8.33 mmol/L)
- Incorporate school lunches, parties, and special events into the meal plan
- Plan schedule around usual activities
- Make sure school understands and provides for child's needs (see Diabetes at School)
- Monitor school attendance and performance
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Last Updated: Thursday August 29, 2002 20:59:50
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