Health Tip: If Your Child Has Diabetes
(HealthDay News) -- It can be stressful for any parent to leave
a child in the care of a babysitter, particularly if your child is
The American Diabetes Association says parents of diabetic
children should ensure that babysitters know the basics about:
- Checking blood glucose levels and ketones. Practice with the
sitter before you leave.
- The ideal range for your child's blood glucose, warning signs
of a problem, and what to do if the levels are high or low.
- Giving your child insulin, when to give it and how much. Again,
practice before you leave.
- What the sitter should do if there is an emergency, including
administering medication, and how to reach you.
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