{Diabetes Awareness Month} Thoughts 26-30 and Recap

by Leighann on November 30, 2012

I decided that every single day during the month of November, which is Diabetes Awareness Month, that I would share a fact, tip, or thought across my social media channels: Twitter and Facebook.

If you see one of them on Twitter or Facebook, please retweet or share to help raise awareness to your friends and family who may not know much about diabetes.

Here is a PDF that includes ALL 30 thoughts, tips, and facts that I wrote during Diabetes Awareness Month. Please feel free to download it and share it.

Read thoughts 1-4.

Read thoughts 5-11.

Read thoughts 12-18.

Read thoughts 19-25.

26. When a child’s blood sugar is high or low, they may also have extreme emotions such as crying easily and being short-tempered.

27. When a child’s blood sugar is low it’s difficult for them to think. During a low blood sugar, the brain literally doesn’t have the fuel it needs to function properly.

28. Begin transitioning self-care to your child by teaching them age appropriate tasks such as checking their own blood sugars, counting carbs, or giving insulin.

29. Though you want your child to eventually self-manage their diabetes, take back over care if it becomes too much for them or they need a break. They have their entire life with diabetes ahead of them.

30. Diabetes is just one aspect of a child with type 1. Of course take care of their medical needs, but try to make them feel like a kid first and foremost.

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