Resources for Dads and Moms
Next time you or your child is confused, frustrated, or otherwise overwhelmed by diabetes, turn to one of these resources:
- Send for a free kit for kids newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the Everyday Wisdom Kit from the American Diabetes Association.
- American Diabetes Association Diabetes Camps® teach management techniques while helping kids with diabetes connect with one another. Visit diabetes.org/camps.
- Rocky Lang's picture book, Lara Takes Charge (For Kids with Diabetes, Their Friends, and Siblings), shows kids with diabetes that their disease makes them special, not weird. "There's a stigma about the kid who's different," Lang says. "You need to embrace your own uniqueness. Your diabetes is just part of who you are. If you see yourself as being unique and special, you are.
- Everything you've ever wanted to know about parenting a child with diabetes can be found in the ADA's Guide to Raising a Child with Diabetes by Jean Betschart Roemer, MN, MSN, CRNP, CDE.
- Keep your child safe in school by talking with the administration. To learn your child's rights or for help with discrimination, head to diabetes.org/safeatschool.
- Help your child better understand carb counting with the Carb Counting With Lenny app. The interactive game runs on Android devices and the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.