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Diabetes Technology

Technology is an ever changing part of diabetes care. We have compiled resources from technology providers that will help parents, schools, and other caregivers use the latest tech safely.

Sample 504 plan

Diabetes Youth Services suggests every child have a 504 plan on file with their school, in addition to the diabetes care plan from your physician.  This guide, designed by the ADA, can help you put together a good 504 plan for your child.  If you have questions about what should be part of your 504, please ask your health care provider or other expert.

Smart Sitters Guide

The Smart Sitters Guide can help you prepare sitters or other caregivers for tasks they may need to do and situations that may arise while they take care of your child with T1D. This Guide covers basic information about T1D, current tools to manage diabetes, along with plenty of practical advice and tips for parents and sitters. It is not intended to serve as a complete guide to managing T1D in children and young adolescents. Developed with support from Omnipod.

Surviving Parties and Special Occasions

Even though your T1D kiddo can eat anything at the party, there can still be worries and concerns.  This article from T1D Everyday Magic has some good advice on managing the special occasions and school parties that will most inevitably come up.

Bright Horizons Advocacy

Bright Horizons is a proud partner of DYS.  If you have a problem with school, athletics, childcare or other similar entity working with you and your child’s diabetes this organization can help you out.  They are a non-profit 501 (c) 3 and offer their services on a sliding scale of based on your personal financial situation. Call Jennifer or Victoria for more information at 419-441-1011.

Need Supplies?

If you or someone you know is struggling to get all of the supplies or insulin necessary to properly manage their diabetes, there are resources available.