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Type 1 Diabetes - Children

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Type 1 diabetes, previously known as "juvenile diabetes," is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, but can occur at any age. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin, which is necessary for the body to be able to use glucose.

Most appointments for people with type 1 diabetes are individual sessions.  In order to provide you with the best care possible, we encourage patients to schedule sessions with both a nurse educator and dietitian educator. Please call (630) 527-3213 for more information.

Children with Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that affects the whole family, especially when a child is diagnosed. (American Diabetes Association).

Our mission: to provide education to help every child & every family adjust to life with diabetes.

Our Certified Diabetes Educators provide individualized education & counseling. The plan of care is based on your concerns & your questions regarding the management of your child's diabetes:

New Diagnosis Type 1 Diabetes

  • addressing the stress & emotional adjustment to the diagnosis for both parent & child
  • day-to-day management of diabetes
  • keeping your child safe
  • exercising safely with insulin
  • hypoglycemia: signs, treatment & prevention
  • sick-day management
  • diabetes management in the school setting
  • fine-tuning your insulin dose before meals

Check out the American Diabetes Association website on coping with a new diagnosis:

http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/parents-and-kids/everyday-life/telling-others.html

Existing Type 1 Diabetes

  • fine-tune diabetes management if A1C not in-target
  • preventing wide swings in blood glucose readings
  • assist transition from mixed insulin to basal-bolus/multiple daily injections
  • transition from multiple daily injections to insulin pump therapy
  • hypoglycemia: signs, treatment & prevention
  • education & training for continuous glucose sensor
  • using applications on smart phones for carbohydrate counting & meal planning
  • refresher for carbohydrate counting
  • impact of Type 1 Diabetes on relationships & family functioning
  • pattern management: looking for patterns & finding solutions
  • understanding your insurance coverage & getting the most value for your money

Suggested Websites:

Children With Diabetes Foundation: http://www.cwdfoundation.org/

American Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/parents-and-kids/

Diabetes Camps: http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/diabetes-camp/

Books for kids and teens with type 1: http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/d_06_a00.htm

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: http://www.jdrf.org/

 




 

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