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Can there be boarding schools that are meant for children diabetes?

Can there be boarding schools that are meant for children diabetes?

Summer camps: I am not aware of any boarding schools set up to care exclusively for diabetic children. However, there are many great summer camps for diabetic kids that give them a chance to meet other children their age with diabetes. This is a great help to build their self confidence, improve their diabetic control and diet with strenuous activity and meet new friends so they know they are not alone. Read more

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Can my children catch diabetes from her school friends party?

Can my children catch diabetes from her school friends party?

No.: No. Diabetes is not an infectious or contagious illness. There are two main types of diabetes mellitus: type 1 and type 2. In type 1, the body's immune system attacks & damages its own cells in the pancreas that make a hormone called insulin, which controls blood sugar. Type 2 is a disorder of Insulin resistance & has a high genetic predisposition. Neither is spread directly from person to person. Read more

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Are schools required to accommodate the needs of all children with diabetes?

Are schools required to accommodate the needs of all children with diabetes?

Probably: That would be regulated by each state. In wisconsin they are required to accommodate the needs of children with diabetes. I would imagine in most states the same would be true. You would have to contact the state you live in to find out for sure. Do not rely on what the school tells you. Find out from higher up! Read more

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What to do if I have diabetes on a school trip?

What to do if I have diabetes on a school trip?

Diabetes: I am wondering what you mean. Are you saying you have diabetes and are going on a school trip, or are you asking about getting diabetes while on a school trip? Please clarify your concerns and I will be pleased to help you. Read more

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Want to know do we have to report diabetes to schools now?

Want to know do we have to report diabetes to schools now?

Diabetes: There may be a rule, and you should check on that. But common sense would dictate that a teacher should know about anything that would affect one of the students. A hypoglycemic reaction could be mistaken for a lot of other things, like being drunk or on drugs. Medic alert bracelets help. Read more

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Can you give me suggestions if I have diabetes on a school trip?

Can you give me suggestions if I have diabetes on a school trip?

Are you a child: Or an adult? Are you type I or type ii diabetic. Is this a day trip or a many day trip? Are you able to do your own injections or take your own medications? If you can supply this information ; re-ask we can do a better job of answering. Read more

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I eat a lot of food and I workout. Everyday I eat two boxes of bars & lunch and a sandwich @ school. Any healthy alternatives? Worried about diabetes

I eat a lot of food and I workout. Everyday I eat two boxes of bars & lunch and a sandwich @ school. Any healthy alternatives? Worried about diabetes

Anything else: Almost any alternative would be healthier than your current diet. How about fresh fruit, nuts, veggies and a piece of roasted chicken? Read more

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I'm in high school and just got diagnoesed with diabetes. What should I tel my friends?

I'm in high school and just got diagnoesed with diabetes. What should I tel my friends?

The truth: Our teenage patients are sometimes embarrassed or reluctant to discuss diabetes with their peers. It is so much easier and better for the teens when they're open about it. Friends can be the best support available. Because friends care, they might help you remember to test and take insulin. They get good at recognizing lows. No one has complained about their friends "getting in their face" to me. Read more

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As a teacher, how do I take care of a student with diabetes or asthma in school?

As a teacher, how do I take care of a student with diabetes or asthma in school?

Learn warning signs:: Diabetes-"out of it", jittery, inattentive, unsteady, shaky hands - can mean hypoglycemia (an emergency); running to the bathroom a lot - possibly out of control diabetes. Rapid breathing, fruity smell - possible DKA (an emergency).

Asthma - out of breath, gasping - possible emergency. Read more

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How can I get the school to give my 7yr old (diabetes#1) his lunchtime blood sugar test?

How can I get the school to give my 7yr old (diabetes#1) his lunchtime blood sugar test?

504 plan: The americans with disabilities act is a federal law which also protects children with diabetes in terms of appropriate management in public schools. Your child's diabetes team will be able to give you more information. This aspect of pediatric diabetes care is most frustrating when schools might be difficult. Hang in there. Read more

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5 year old sister started full time school, since than she lost weight& wet her bed 2 times this week. She doesn't have thirst. Is this diabetes?

5 year old sister started full time school, since than she lost weight& wet her bed 2 times this week. She doesn't have thirst. Is this diabetes?

Bed wetting: After not doing so can be a sign of stress, perhaps related to just starting school. Please get her checked out by your doctor and then, if it does not resolve, she can see a child psychologist. Peace and good health. Read more

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Can the occasional missed night of sleep cause future problems like diabetes? I'm in high school and occasionally go without a night. Is this permanent

Can the occasional missed night of sleep cause future problems like diabetes? I'm in high school and occasionally go without a night. Is this permanent

Can be a bad habit: Majority of doctors missed more than an occasional night of sleep during their training, as they had no choice. All humans need their daily sleep to be able to function optimally. Sufficient sleep is an integral part of memory formation, very crucial in a high school student. Its so important it changed rules governing medical training & current doctors in training get at least 2 to 3 nightly rems. Read more

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How many children in the U.S. have diabetes?

How many children in the U.S. have diabetes?

In2014 208000under20: According to 2014 report there are 208000 American under the age of 20 who suffer from Diabetes Read more

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Can diabetes be passed down to your children?

Can diabetes be passed down to your children?

Yes, well possibly: The genetics of diabetes is thought to not be an all or none genetics, but heavily influenced by environmental factors. Type 1 diabetes is thought to have very little genetic predisposition. Type 2 diabetes is more common when parents or siblings had or have developed diabetes. However, it is heavily influenced by weight, lifestyle factors, dietary factors, etc. Read more

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Where can I learn about diabetes in children?

Where can I learn about diabetes in children?

ADA: American diabetes association and your local children's hospital. Read more

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What makes children more predisposed to diabetes?

What makes children more predisposed to diabetes?

If type 1 diabetes: Genetics and exposure to unknown viruses

if type 2- genetica with poor diet/ inactivity. Read more

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What are some cookbooks for children with type one diabetes?

What are some cookbooks for children with type one diabetes?

No need for cookbook: Dm 1 only requires the correct amount of calories and guidance of nutritionist. He needs Insulin injections due to lack of production. Read more

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I was just wondering how can diabetes affect children during exercise?

I was just wondering how can diabetes affect children during exercise?

Paradox..: If sugar high, can go higher

if sugar low, can go dangerously lower

if in normal range, usually goes lower- sometimes too low. Read more

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Are there any good summer camps specifically for children with diabetes?

Are there any good summer camps specifically for children with diabetes?

Summer camps: In every area around children hospital, there are camps for children with diabetis under the supervision of pediatric endocrinology. Check with the local pediatric endocrinologist office for details. Read more

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Let me know the similarities and differences of disease manifestation in children and in the elderly in diabetes?

Let me know the similarities and differences of disease manifestation in children and in the elderly in diabetes?

Many: Older adults will often present with atypical symptoms of high blood sugar. Lethargy, dehydration, confusion. Younger people will present with a high level of acid in their blood (ketosis). Both are very serious and need urgent attention by a health care provider, as they both can result in death if not idnetified and treated early. Read more