From St. Louis, Missouri, Missouri:
My bestfriend's son was diagnosed with diabetes just recently. I am unsure as to what level he is considered to be at. He was hospitalized in the ICU for 7 days. He couldn't remember anything about where he was or who anyone was. My bestfriend does not have Internet access. I was wondering if you could recommend any literature that would be beneficial to her. Also, what can I do to help her out? I noticed a St. Louis Chapter and will be giving her that address and phone number.
Your plan to contact local organizations sounds great. Also check that your friend's child is being followed by a pediatric diabetes team. You can also contact the American Association of Diabetes Educators (1-800-TEAMUP4) for names of nearby diabetes educators.
The support, love, and listening you can give your friend at this time is invaluable.
Original posting 20 Feb 1998
Posted to Social Issues: Community Resources
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:56
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