One area where we have struggled is finding a babysitter other than the kids’ grandmother to watch them. Date night is a rarity. If only I could find a responsible teenager or college student in our town with diabetes who would be willing to babysit.
Safesittings, was founded by then teenager Kim Ross who herself has Type 1 diabetes. Her free service seeks to connect families with babysitters. When I looked for one in our area, none came up. Drat! But perhaps there is one in your area.
SAFESITTINGS is a nationwide website that makes available teens with Type 1 diabetes as babysitters for children with diabetes. These teens have been managing their own care for many years. They understand the dangerous highs ands lows inherent in the disease and have the skills to test blood sugars, give insulin injections, adjust insulin pumps and treat hypoglycemia.
Here are some tips from Chicago Now: Tips to Make Diabetes Easier on Sitters
Have you found a babysitter for your T1 child?
Watch founder Kim Ross on dLife:
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