Education & Management of Children with Type 1 Diabetes
- Sports participation
- Cafeteria carb counting
- Daycamp & sleepaway camp
- Parties & sleepovers
- Sick days
- Pump site issues
- “Kid Stresses”
- Junk food / grazing
- Growth & menstruation
- … and much more!
Parents: How to Coach Children with Diabetes
Parenting a child with diabetes can be a lonely and, at times, frustrating experience. Our team is here to lend support… and much more. Whether it be in-person or remotely via phone/internet, we can teach you the latest diabetes management techniques and make sure your child’s insulin program is meeting his or her needs. Being on the cutting edge of technology, Integrated Diabetes Services specializes in insulin pump therapy, continuous glucose monitoring, downloading software, and many of the other modern tools for diabetes care.
After getting expert care when our son Michael was a child, finding assistance with diabetes management as an adult was seriously lacking. Last May I reached out to your team on Michael’s behalf. Now he is back to himself and is doing great. He has expressed to me how life-changing this has been.– Patty McHughmom of MichaelEffingham, IL, USA
If you take advantage of one of our retainer service packages, our diabetes educators are available to answer questions, offer opinions, review data and make adjustments whenever the need arises. In addition to a full range of diabetes education and management services, we offer a special “diabetes simulation” for parents who want to get a true feel for what it is like to live with diabetes. Plus, as your child grows, we’ll counsel you (and them) on new age-appropriate self-care responsibilities.
After our first meeting with you, I vowed to never work with anyone again who is not personally connected with T1D. THANK YOU for giving me my sanity back, at the time when I most needed it.– Roxanne LaPlantemom of Chase, age 17The Woodlands, TX, USA
Coaching Kids With Type 1 Diabetes
Our team is well-versed at teaching and coaching kids with diabetes of all ages. By staying upbeat and communicating at an age-appropriate level, we strive to make a positive impact every one of our clients. Every child is treated as an individual, with unique goals, interests, skills and abilities. We never “pigeon hole” kids into any particular diabetes management program or create unrealistic expectations. We believe strongly in letting kids be kids. Diabetes should not get in the way of letting them enjoy all the things kids like to do.
Helping to increase your child’s sense of independence is important as well. When the time is right, we’ll introduce your child to new self-care skills designed to enhance their confidence and personal involvement. And care for your child’s diabetes need not stop when they are away from home. Through our remote coaching services, we can help oversee and manage your child’s diabetes while they are away at boarding school, college, or wherever life might take them.
First time since I’ve started using a sensor that I’ve had a 24-hour period without any highs or lows. Hopefully the first of many 24-hour periods like this. Thanks to IDS for the coaching and support to make it happen, and thanks to mom and dad for encouraging me to use the sensor and work with Integrated Diabetes Services! – Sam W. from Durham, NC
Coaching Caregivers About Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes:
Anyone who is involved in caring for your child – grandparents, babysitters, friends, siblings, school personnel, etc. – is sure to have questions and concerns related to diabetes. We are pleased to offer customized services for teaching things like diabetes basics, handling hypoglycemic emergencies, sick day care, pump maintenance, and carb counting. Let us know what your needs are, and we’ll put a program together just for you.
I just recommended more people to your practice. Everyone I have recommended is so happy! You guys help people so much. 3 Years in, I finally feel like I can breathe. I can’t even imagine not having found you. Thank you for all you do. ?– Sophie PollmannMom of Oscar, age 14Westport, CT, USA
Additional Children with Type 1 Diabetes Resources
- College Diabetes Network: A community dedicated to helping young adults with type 1 diabetes take ownership of their health and live a life without compromise.
- After School: Tune in or Tone Up? (kids & exercise): Diabetes Forecast, 1995
- Diabetes Prevention Starts in Childhood: Kid Fit Health & Wellness Guide, 2006
- Top 10 Techniques for Caring for Kids with Diabetes: Diabetes Self-Management, 2009
Our Service Process:
All consultations are available in-person or remotely via phone and the internet (including video conferencing). Prior to your initial consultation, we’ll send you a self-care assessment packet to complete and return to us. That way, we won’t waste your valuable time with questions and topics that are of no interest to you. The assessment will be reviewed by your personal diabetes coach who will begin formulating a teaching/management plan in preparation for your scheduled consultation.
During the initial consultation, we will discuss your personal goals, review your child’s current diabetes management plan and offer suggestions for improving your control. We will formulate a system for keeping and communicating records, provide essential education, and outline a plan for helping you achieve your long-term goals.
After the initial consultation, follow-up options include individual consultations scheduled at your convenience, or a retainer service that includes monthly scheduled consultations and unlimited access to our team (to review records, answer questions and make necessary adjustments).
Please call our office for information regarding service fees, to ask any questions or schedule an appointment. We can’t wait to work with you and your child! (877) 735-3648
Hi! I’ve been referring a few people to you. One new friend has a step daughter with type-1. First thing I said was “Call Integrated Diabetes and get plugged in with their team. It will make it so much easier to know what you’re doing & get proper guidance.” Another mom of a little one mentioned how they were struggling w/ highs and lows. I said “Call my friends at IDS. it will be the best call you will make.”
– Arias Osborn, mom of Brooke, age 9San Antonio, TX