Type 1 diabetes is a condition in which the body’s immune system fails to produce much-needed insulin. It accounts for about 5 percent of all diabetes diagnoses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most often occurring in children between the ages of 5 to 7 years old.
For families with a diabetic child, that means taking on a challenging, active role of learning everything about high and low blood sugar, glucose, insulin shots, meal planning, and administering round-the-clock care.
Here are some tips for managing your child’s Type 1 diabetes:
• Stay calm and comforting during treatments.
• Prepare healthy meals for the whole family.
• Exercise together.
• Work with the right healthcare professionals.
• Be positive and encouraging with your child.
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