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Caring for a Child with Diabetes
By Michelle Reynolds
Simple Instructions to Remember when
Helping Children with Diabetes
Treat the child the same as any
other child, and understand the precautions ahead of
time before a given activity.
Establish a customary routine you
and your child can adapt to and enjoy during the
Strive to set a pattern for eating
throughout the day that you and your child can feel
Never feel as though it is the
childís fault for high or low blood sugar, rather
stress the importance of health maintenance and
proper action in case of emergency.
Watch the childís behavior before
meals and snacks.
Make sure meals are eaten on
Do not assign physical exercise just
before a meal when the child may be in need of food.
Arrange an inconspicuous means of
taking the mid-morning and/or afternoon snack.
Keep a source of sugar readily
available, and encourage the child to carry some
form of sugar.
Most children need a snack at night