Parenting is a lot of work, even in the best of circumstances. And it isn’t always easy being a kid, either. But when diabetes is part of the mix, things can be even more complicated and difficult for parent and child alike. Not only does type 1 diabetes in a child require vigilant attention to diet and regular monitoring of blood sugar levels, but it can also cause a range of emotional challenges.
Extra support for such families, both in terms of managing the physical condition of a child with type 1 diabetes as well as their mental health, can go a long way. Fortunately, there are tons of online tools and resources specifically focused on helping families take control of diabetes instead of the other way around.
If you have a child with diabetes, consider checking out the following diabetes resources for parents and kids, list courtesy of the Diabetes Council:
Information for Parents:
- Learning About Diabetes
- Children with Diabetes
- A Sweet Life: The Diabetes Magazine
- KidsHealth from Nemours
- T1 Everyday Magic
- American Diabetes Association
- JDRF Mentor Program
Information for Kids:
- Arden’s Day
- Bleeding Finger Blog
- Bridget Writes
- Adventures in Diabetes Parenting
- Your Diabetes May Vary
- D-Mom Blog
- Our Diabetic Life
- Jen’s Blog from T1 Everyday Magic
- Kim’s Blog from T1 Everyday Magic
- The Dale Tribe
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Continuous Glucose Monitoring: A New Way To Manage Blood Sugar
If you or your child receive a diabetes diagnosis, you’ll soon learn how important monitoring your blood sugar is to staying healthy. That used to mean pricking a finger multiple times a day to obtain a sample. Now, Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) can make finger-pricking a thing of the past for many diabetes patients. CGM is a tested, safe, reliable, and accurate transceiver device that can help some individuals with diabetes monitor their blood sugar levels 24 hours a day without interrupting their day to obtain a sample.
Contact us today to see if you qualify for CGM and access our guide to continuous glucose monitoring.