Health Tip: If Your Child Has Diabetes08/30/13
(HealthDay News) -- Children with diabetes should be able to
participate in field trips and after-school activities, as long as
parents take precautions to help keep them safe.
The American Diabetes Association offers these suggestions for
- Pack the child's diabetes supplies in a safe, but always
- Arrange with the school to have a trained staff member
available at all times to help your child in the event of a
- Consult the child's doctor for any needed insulin-dosage
- Make arrangements with your child's teacher to make sure that
water, snacks and restroom access are available.
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