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Put your child's used needles in an empty plastic milk jug or detergent bottle until you can safely get rid of them, the American Diabetes Association advises.
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Diabetes and Children

Back to School with Diabetes
Back to School with Diabetes When fall arrives, it’s back-to-school time—and for some kids, it’s back to dealing with diabetes in the classroom. These tips can help your student stay safe and healthy at school: Make a diabetes medical management plan. This is a written document prepared by you and your child’s healthcare team. It spells out his or her treatment plan. It should include emergency contacts and instructions for monitoring blood glucose and measuring insulin doses. Also information on taking...
Your Child's Diabetes Care Team
Your Child's Diabetes Care Team Having a child with diabetes can be overwhelming. Fortunately, a team of experts can guide you now and in the years to come. Diabetes care team Your child may see the following specialists. Doctor. Your child's doctor may be a diabetes specialist, pediatrician or general practitioner who has experience caring for people with diabetes. Make sure both you and your child feel comfortable asking questions and that you understand the explanations given. Diabetes educator. A ce...