Dealing with Type 1 Diabetes
Donāt blame yourself. Parents need to know that they have done nothing wrong and that there is nothing they could have done to prevent the diabetes.
Learn about the disease and its management. After a diagnosis, work closely with your pediatrician or a pediatric endocrinologist to learn more about diabetes.
Create an effective diet and exercise plan. Managing blood sugar levels is vital to the treatment of Type 1 diabetes.
Involve the child in the treatment process. Allowing the child to participate as much as he or she can helps build a youngsterās self-confidence.
Ask your doctor about new treatment options. Insulins injections can now be given with a pen or wand like instrument, making the process easier and quicker.
Submitted by Chris Hess who teaches PE at Willow Springs Elementary in Killeen, TX. These were adpated from Vitality Wellness magazine. Chris is the Mangaging Editor of PE Central's Wellness Tips of the Week. Thanks for contributing to PE Central!
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