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
Time is often listed as the most significant barrier to being physically active. Between work, time with family and friends, having a social life, maintaining a house, and everything in between, finding time to be active can be extremely difficult. However, if you’re resourceful, you can find nontraditional ways to incorporate more fitness into your daily routine, without a visit to the gym.Read Full Post