A Type 1 diabetes diagnosis can be an overwhelming experience and a steep learning curve for young people and their families.
Diabetes NZ have created a pack of resources to support the training provided by health care professionals, when someone is first diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and admitted to hospital. Each pack then becomes a fantastic reference tool for young people with diabetes and their families when they return home.
Each Newly Diagnosed Pack includes resources to help people:
Caring for diabetes in children and adolescents - Parents manual
Understanding Type 1 Diabetes graphic novel
Type 1 Diabetes in the family graphic novel
Learn more about managing Type 1 diabetes.
The diabetes educator may refer to specific sections during your training.
Diabetes Action Plan (Early childhood education and care setting – Multiple daily injections)
Diabetes Action Plan (School Settings – Multiple daily injections)
Share key diabetes information with their school or childcare centre.
Blood glucose logbook
4 colour pen
Record their blood glucose levels.
The diabetes team will use this information to tweak your insulin doses.
An Ezi-Fit Carry case