Some parents are reluctant to involve the diabetic child in follow-up care, especially when the diagnosis is recent. However, it is important to remember that it is in the child’s best interest to quickly become independent from his or her diabetes. Both in order to better understand oneself and not to be completely dependent on an attendant who might be absent. It is therefore important to teach children how to test his or her blood sugar and what to do to correct a high or low blood sugar level before they go to school. Proper preparation is therefore recommended.
Good to know
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Training of designated school personnel
- Diabetes Glossary
- Discomfort, Symptoms and Emergency Preparedness
- Integrating the child into the preparation for the new school year