At first, diabetes can seem like too much to handle. It affects so many parts of life—what and when to eat, for example. And when your child has diabetes, you have to learn about a lot of things, such as insulin shots and testing your blood and urine.
Learning to live with diabetes can be a challenge. When your child is first diagnosed, you may have questions, concerns and fears. But although diabetes is a serious, life-long condition, there are millions of people with diabetes who live happy, normal lives.
Here are some helpful resources for your family:
Patient Family Handbook
Diabetes Education Handbook
Patient Family Videos
Camps and Events
Resources for School Nurses
This section provides a number of resources related to the Diabetes at School act (Georgia HB 879) that was passed by the Georgia General Assembly in 2012. These resources, for school nurses, provide guidelines and assistance for the implementation of appropriate guidelines within their schools.
Children’s Educational Opportunities:
The Diabetes: Train the Trainer School Nurse Update will be offered annually in August
The Caregivers Course: This monthly class, held at Scottish Rite hospital, gives an overview of all the skills required to care for a child with Type 1 DM including insulin administration and dosing for multiply daily injections, carbohydrate counting, treatment of high blood sugar, low blood sugar and effects of exercise and illness.