For many parents, particularly those whose children got diabetes when they were very young, attending school is a watershed event, since it marks the first that the child is not under the complete control for a large part of the day. The same feelings apply to parents who send their child to day care. You wonder how anyone else can care for your child's special needs, and if they will be able to sense an insulin reaction before your child is in real trouble.
Here is some information to help you prepare for that day.
- Get your school ready for your child. Here are some simple guidelines.
- For your child's teacher: A one-page care guide. Make sure there is one in your child's classroom.
- Advice on What School Personnel Should Know About the Student with Diabetes from The Diabetes Handbook.
- Also check out the list of Books for Parents.
Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:45:14
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