Taking care of a student or child with diabetes.
A Diabetes Medical Management Plan
School-aged children with type 1, type 2 or other diabetes need not only their parents’ or guardians’ help to manage their condition. Relevant school staff should also be aware of the condition and have an easily accessed Diabetes Medical Management Plan (DMMP) document to refer to in case of an emergency.
Here is a form that you can print out and complete, and give to your child’s school’s principal, nurse, or other personnel.
Explaining diabetes to a child.
Here, you can download and print out an easy-to-understand flyer that helps kids understand what diabetes is, the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, how it affects them, and how, with your help, they can manage their condition and live well.
Tips for kids with Type 2 diabetes
Eating healthy and taking care of yourself is more important than ever. Research conducted by the American Cancer Society shows that Type 2 diabetes is linked to certain types of cancer. Managing your health and getting screened for diabetes and cancer can help you avoid complications down the road.Read Full Post