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Who is primarily responsible for your child's diabetes care?

 
      Mom does most of the work  
  49%   (381)  
      Dad does most of the work  
  5%   (40)  
      Mom and Dad share equally  
  23%   (186)  
      My child does most of the work  
  20%   (161)  
      Someone else does most of the work  
  1%   (8)  
 

Who is primarily responsible for your child's diabetes care?

Poll dates: January 31 - February 7, 1999
Total Votes: 776

Moms are the clear winner when it comes to day-to-day care for children with diabetes, according to our poll. In almost half of families, moms provide most of the care. Dads provide most of the care in only 5% of families, with moms and dads sharing equally in 23%. Kids are responsible for their own care in 20% of families.

Given the demands of caring for a child with diabetes, it's important for primary care givers to have someone else who can step in and help. Parents should find a baby sitter they can trust so they can take a break from diabetes care, if only for an evening.

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