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A Father’s Care Manual for His Son

Empowering others to care for their child with T1D

I created this blog and the Facebook group to raise awareness and create a platform for others to share/ask questions about Type 1 Diabetes. So, this month I want to highlight a new angle: a father who actively plans for empowering others to care for his son with T1D.

Boy In Green Shirt

My friend Brian wrote this comprehensive guide on managing type-1 diabetes (T1D) for his son Teddy. This is a fantastic resource for parents who have T1 kids and need something to hand over to another caregiver. With one link, everything Brian needs to communicate about caring for Teddy is covered.

In this resource, Brian covers what a caregiver needs to know to help take care of his T1D child:

  • What is Diabetes?
  • How do we measure?
  • Teddy’s Diabetes Tech
  • Dealing with Lows (BG<80)
  • Dealing with Highs (BG>200)
  • Eating Snacks & Meals
  • Dealing with an emergency

Embarking on this T1D journey as an adult has been a challenge, but I much prefer it over having a child with T1D. Parenting is hard. Parenting is stressful. Trusting other people with your child can cause much anxiety. Having a child with T1D and sending him off to school or a friend’s house…

…I can’t imagine, and I’m thankful for modern technology to help us manage it all.

With Brain’s permission, you too can see exactly what to hand off to babysitters, sports coaches, teachers, and others if you’ve got a child with Type 1 diabetes.

Check out Brian’s Guide:

Brian’s Diabetic Calculator is also handy for diabetics.

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