At SoutheastHEALTH, we understand the unique needs of children who have diabetes. That's why we offer many resources for kids and their families.
These services are provided through the Southeast Diabetes Center, funded in part by the Strides for Diabetes Southeast Health Foundation.
Our resources for kids with diabetes and their families or caregivers include:
Camp DAY Break. Camp DAY (Diabetes and Youth) Break helps children ages 6 to 13 learn, in a fun and entertaining way, how to cope with diabetes. Children interact with youth volunteers who also have diabetes.
Diabetes emergency training for school personnel. This education program is for people who supervise and assist in caring for children with diabetes. The program is designed to provide those responsible with the ability to ensure a safe environment for children when they're away from home.
Grandparent/caregiver workshop. We walk caregivers through how to help care for and supervise children and teens newly diagnosed with diabetes. We provide written information, reference materials and skill practice specific to each child's needs.
ID the Child with Diabetes. This program provides medic-alert information for children so that, in case of emergency, responders are aware of the life-threatening problems that can occur with diabetes.
On the GO with Diabetes. The safe transport of diabetes supplies is a must. On the GO with Diabetes provides newly diagnosed children in our area with a safe way to transport blood glucose meters, insulin and other temperature-sensitive supplies. This program helps ensure that kids safely have lifesaving diabetes supplies with them at all times.
Teens with diabetes. Teens need support to adjust to the added responsibility and pressures of managing diabetes as they mature. We provide teens with the latest reference materials to help educate them about the importance of staying on top of the disease. Certified diabetes educators can help coordinate appropriate resources based on a teen's specific needs.
To learn more about any of our resources, events and classes for youth with diabetes, please call 573.339.0121.