The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Diabetes Association publish many brochures about diabetes, as do many companies involved in diabetes. Many of these brochures are of great value as introductions to diabetes for teachers, care givers, family members and friends. Here are some of the more useful ones.
- Children with Diabetes: Information for Teachers and Child-Care Providers by the American Diabetes Association is an excellent introduction to diabetes for teachers and care givers. With clear, concise explanations of diabetes, hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, insulin injections and treating diabetes, it answers the questions that all teachers will have.
Several sections are focused squarely on issues that frequently come up at school, such as the law and diabetes (US), school parties, sports and exercise, and meals and snacks. Special highlighted sections explain in very simple terms how to recognize and treat ketoacidosis, hypoglycemia and hypoglycemia.
Finally, a tear-off page is provided for the parents to write down their child's diabetes care guide.
Every parent should get copies of this brochure from the American Diabetes Association. Order publication CWTTCC. Highly Recommended.
- Your School and Your Rights contains invaluable information for parents in the United States about discrimination against children with diabetes in the public school system. This brochure clearly spells out the laws that protect your children, your rights under the law, accommodations that schools must provide, and steps you can take to address discrimination. Resources you can call on to help are also included.
Every parent should get copies of this brochure from the American Diabetes Association. Order publication MOSYR. Highly Recommended.
- Your Child Has Diabetes ... What You Should Know by the American Diabetes Association is an excellent introduction to diabetes for parents of newly diagnosed children. This eight-page brochure briefly explains what diabetes is; hyperglycemia, hypoclycemia, and ketoacidosis; the basics of treating Type 1 diabetes; insulin injections; blood glucose testing; what to do for parties; the importance of exercise and sports; and age-related issues, from pre-schoolers to teenagers. Parents can use this brochure to introduce diabetes to other family members, such as grandparents, and to care-givers. Older kids -- perhaps beginning at grade five -- will be able to read and understand the language.
Every parent should get a copy of this brochure from the American Diabetes Association. Order publication CCHYCHD. Highly Recommended.
Updated August 4, 2002
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