The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) contacted me and wanted to spread this message. Great resource for patients with diabetes…
~ Nurse Mommy
· Provides school personnel, parents, and students with a coordinated team approach for helping students manage their diabetes effectively in the school setting
· Contains online and print versions of user-friendly tools and action plans, such as the Diabetes Medical Management Plan
· Offers a diabetes primer, glossary, and a review of school responsibilities under federal laws
Parents, health care professionals, and others can access the School Guide and its related resources online at www.YourDiabetesInfo.org/SchoolGuide. They also can order a free copy by calling 1-888-693-NDEP (1-888-693-6337), TTY: 1-866-569-1161.
In addition to supporting younger children, it’s also critical for teens and young adults with diabetes, their families, and their health care team to work together to help youth make a smooth transition from pediatric to adult health care. NDEP’s online Transitions from Pediatric to Adult Care tool, which contains a Checklist, Clinical Summary, and a Resource List and is available www.YourDiabetesInfo.org/Transitions, helps youth, their parents, youth, and their health care team better prepare for this process.