Miss Farah

Kids with Diabetes and Recipes!

Posted on: April 9, 2010


Recently the number of kids with diabetes has been increasing dramatically, I also have a child in my class who has diabetes. She has to go see the nurse to check her blood pressure twice everyday. At 9 am and at 11 am.

Parents if your child has diabetes you should  inform the school staff especially the nurse and the teacher and provide them with a care plan that you received from your child’s doctor.

  • The goal of a diabetes care plan for school is to meet your child’s daily needs and prepare ahead of time for any problems. This means including all the information that the school staff needs to know to make sure your child’s diabetes is under control.
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  • A diabetes care plan for school should include medical information as well as other information that the school staff needs to know, including emergency contacts, when to call the parents, and food information.
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  • Children with diabetes want to fit in with their classmates as much as possible. A diabetes care plan can also address how to handle special occasions, such as a school party or field trip, so your child won’t feel left out.
    • Make sure that your child’s teacher and the school staff know that your child has permission to eat a snack anytime he or she needs it. You may want to provide your child’s teacher with snacks to give your child when he or she has signs of low blood sugar.

     

    • Make a list of foods your child can eat, how much, and when. You will also want to have a list of foods that your child can have during special occasions, such as a class party, a school assembly, or an outing.
  • Blood sugar testing. This section of the plan lists how often and when to test your child’s blood sugar. For example, your child may need his or her blood sugar tested before lunch and when he or she has symptoms of low blood sugar. The diabetes care plan should also say if an adult needs to test your child’s blood sugar or if your child can do it. Younger children will need an adult to test their blood sugar, while older children may be able to test it on their own.
  • Symptoms of low or high blood sugar. Your child’s symptoms of low or high blood sugar may be different from those of other children. In this section of the diabetes care plan, talk about your child’s symptoms of low or high blood sugar and how to treat it.
  • Click for some recipes for kids with diabetes: [LINK] 

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