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“Heading Back to School with Diabetes” Radio Media Tour

“Heading Back to School with Diabetes” Radio Media Tour

 It’s back-to-school season and former NDEP Chair Francine Kaufman, M.D., participated in a national radio media tour to raise awareness about the importance of managing diabetes in youth, particularly in the school setting, and as youth transition from pediatric to adult health care. Listen to an excerpt from one of Dr. Kaufman’s interviews.


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NIDDK Director Offers Tips to Parents of Children with Diabetes

NIDDK Director Offers Tips to Parents of Children with Diabetes

In an interview with NIH Radio, Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), provided advice to all parents, targeted especially to those of children with diabetes, on how to get a healthy start to the school year and continue healthy habits year-round.

During the interview, Dr. Rodgers provided the following advice:

  • Teach your child healthy eating habits and encourage physical activity.
  • Know if your child’s weight and height are in a healthy range.
  • Talk to your health care provider if you think your child may be overweight or obese.
  • Being overweight or obese may increase the risk of serious health problems, such as diabetes.
  • Prepare school nurses, teachers, and other school personnel to help your child with diabetes manage their disease and respond to emergencies.

Listen to the interview.


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Heading Back to School with Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in children. For students with diabetes and their parents, getting ready for a new school year includes a lot more than buying new clothes, backpacks, notebooks, and pens. It means buying a whole list of diabetes supplies to keep at school—but also preparing school staff to help keep their children safe at school and at school-sponsored activities.

As the school year begins, parents of youth with diabetes are encouraged to follow these tips from the NDEP’s Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel to help ensure their children’s safety and well-being.School Guide Web button

  • Take action. Notify the school right away that your child has diabetes.
  • Work with your child’s health care team to develop a “Diabetes Medical Management Plan.”
  • Meet with the school nurse to go over your child’s school health care plans. 
  • Provide the school with all supplies, medicines, and items needed to carry out your child’s health care and emergency plans.
  • Be an active member of the school health team.

For more tips to help students with diabetes prepare for a new school year, check out NDEP’s new feature article “Heading Back to School with Diabetes.” To order a free copy of NDEP’s Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel, call 1-888-693-NDEP (1-888-693-6337), TTY: 1-866-569-1162, or visit www.YourDiabetesInfo.org to download a copy of the guide. You also can check out NDEP’s additional resources for youth and families, such as NDEP’s online Transitions from Pediatric to Adult Care tool, the Tips for Teens tip sheet series, and When Your Child is Diagnosed with Diabetes: Parents’ Questions for the Health Care Team.

New! Download the “Heading Back to School with Diabetes” feature article

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NDEP Radio Media Tour

NDEP spokesperson Dr. Alfonso Vargas participated in Spanish-language radio media tour to discuss managing type 2 diabetes in youth. To listen to an interview, click here www.radionewssource.com/MP3/managingdiabetesinyouth.mp3.


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New Bilingual Teen Tip Sheets

Three new bilingual teen tip sheets are now available to order or download and print.

Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Get Active

Consejos para jóvenes con diabetes: Mantente activo (Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Get Active)

This easy-to-read Spanish and English tip sheet for Hispanic/Latino teens and families encourages teens to be more physically active to better manage their diabetes.

 

Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Be at a Healthy Weight

Consejos para jóvenes con diabetes: Mantente en un peso saludable (Tips for Teens with Diabetes: Be at a Healthy Weight)

This easy-to-read Spanish and English tip sheet for Hispanic/Latino teens and families encourages teens to manage diabetes by moving more, making healthy food choices and losing weight if they are overweight.

 

Consejos para jóvenes con diabetes: La diabetes (Tips for Teens with Diabetes: About Diabetes)

Consejos para jóvenes con diabetes: La diabetes (Tips for Teens with Diabetes: About Diabetes)

This easy-to-read Spanish and English tip sheet for Hispanic/Latino teens and families provides useful information about diabetes and encourages teens to take action to manage their disease.

More teen tip sheets >


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