Diabetes is challenging whether you're a child, teen or parent, especially when it's first diagnosed.
Education and support are vital to the successful management of diabetes. HonorHealth can help with its pediatric diabetes program. It offers personalized education for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes.
The program teaches diabetes self-management to children and their parents or caregivers. The program encompasses:
- Individualized sessions scheduled to suit your family's needs.
- Training coordinated by a certified diabetes educator.
- Sessions with the registered nurse, dietitian, and if needed, a child life specialist to help the child and family learn how to manage diabetes.
- A close working relationship between the educator and the child's physician to discuss status and progress.
Educational sessions for patients who are not newly diagnosed include:
- Type 1 diabetes management help for the caregiver, grandparent or school nurse.
- Assistance for children struggling with the day-to-day management of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
- Initial or advanced insulin pump training.
- Assistance for children taking on more control of their diabetes management from their parents.
- Assistance for young adults leaving home for college, etc.
HonorHealth's Diabetes Center has served as a resource for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and for school nurses looking for assistance with managing diabetes in the schools.
For more information about managing pediatric diabetes, please call the Diabetes Center at 480-323-4921.