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New Resource for Parents of Children at School

Discussion in 'Parents' started by iddt01, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. iddt01

    iddt01 · Member

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    The InDependent Diabetes Trust [IDDT] is all too well aware of the difficulties that children with diabetes and their parents face in everyday life when managing the condition. One area that proves particularly problematic is managing the condition at school. With this in mind, IDDT has produced a new, FREE booklet, the Parents Passport for Schools.

    The passport has been designed to enable parents to inform schools about how to manage their child’s diabetes and in turn support schools to comply with SEN regulations. It also provides teachers with vital information about the condition. IDDT has produced similar documents for use in hospitals and also in care settings , such as residential care. As with all our leaflets, the passport is FREE.

    The passport contains a wide range of information on how a child’s diabetes is managed, including:

    • Dealing with high and low blood sugar levels.
    • Food and mealtimes.

    • Insulin administration and blood testing.

    IDDT hopes that the passport will prove to be a valuable tool for families with a child with diabetes, teachers with a child with diabetes in their charge, school nurses and SEND co-ordinators.
    For your FREE copy please email martin@iddtinternational.org
     
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  2. vicki.milne

    vicki.milne Parent · Member

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    Having my son recently diagnosed with T1D, I've found the IDDT to be a fab resource.
    This passport would be especially good for evening and weekend clubs too.
    There's a huge variance in club leaders who assume that as they've completed a First Aid course, they are fit to deal with any medical emergency and those who see it as not being their problem and those who generally want to know more. Being able to bring along a passport to each and every group would be a great idea.
    Thanks Martin!
     
  3. iddt01

    iddt01 · Member

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    Thanks Vicki - good thinking! We would be more than happy to supply the passport for this type of use or indeed for people to use it as a template to be adapted for different circumstances.
     
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    Marykly Type 1 · Member

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    Hi

    Thank you so much
    Downloaded the passport already given it as care plan

    Thanks million
     
  5. Froggie78™

    Froggie78™ Parent · Newbie

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    Hi Martin,

    Just sent you a mail. Hope you receive it.
    As explained in the mail,my daughter was diagnosed last June with T1D.
    I go to her school @ lunch time to administer her insulin but her school is very well trained in looking after her. The hospital had a 2 day course with teachers & staff as to how to look after Alyx-ann WITHOUT making it obvious as she's in no means different to any of the other kids.
    When she was diagnosed, she embraced it. Checking her own blood sugar & injecting herself. Her Dad is also T1D so from birth,she'd been used to see needles & all the diabetes related paraphinilia.
    Outside school,she has loads of activities. Brownies, dancing,kickboxing. She carries a medical backpack with everything she needs,just in case,including a mobile phone. We can't be with her 24/7. But we make sure she's safe.
     
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