Type 1 Diabetes and Babysitting: A Parent’s Toolkit is the only comprehensive guide available that is user-friendly and completely adaptable to a diabetic child’s individual needs.  Type 1 Diabetes and Babysitting: A Parent’s Toolkit gives you the ability to fill in specific information about your child, such as:

  • How to give shots
  • What to do with a high or low blood sugar
  • Troubleshooting pumps
  • Meal and insulin planning

Along with step-by-step instructions covering all aspects of your child’s diabetic care, we’ve included pull-out pages for a babysitter and for sleepovers.

Children With Diabetes says (http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/d_06_b00.htm#babysitting):

After coming to terms with a child’s diagnosis, parents are faced with many other challenges, including how to find and train a babysitter to take care of their child with diabetes.  This is no easy task.  In Type 1 Diabetes and Babysitting, authors Stacey Smith-Bradfield and Dayna Frei have prepared an easy-to-use guidebook to help parents teach their child’s babysitter about the most important diabetes care tasks, including dealing with lows and highs, where to give injections, and what to take when outside the home, just to name a few.  This is an excellent book for every parent who has a child young enough to need a babysitter, and for any teen who babysits kids with type 1 diabetes. Highly Recommended.

Julie Marmon, M.D. says:

“This book provides parents a method to convey crucial data and not worry that important details have been glossed over. The step-by-step instructions and flow charts with areas to personalize, streamline care and remove fear from a situation which may be scary for sitters and family members. Great work!”

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