Being diagnosed with diabetes is overwhelming. These are favorite resources that helped me when my children were diagnosed, along with cool products we use. I frequently recommend these to parents of newly diagnosed children and those starting on insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors.
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Favorite Books That Helped When Diagnosed
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Cool Accessories/Products I Love
Myabetic bags. These are some great bags and purses for diabetes supplies. They don’t look like medical bags which some kids love. They have great compartments for all supplies.
Trouble with infusion sets or sensors coming off too early: Skin Tac is the absolute best adhesive sticky wipe we have found. You can use UniSolve to get it off if it’s too sticky. (This also is great around the house for getting sticky labels off things!)
Mastisol is another great adhesive. If a site or sensor is loose, I have dipped a Q-tip in mastisol and rubbed it around under the site and restuck the site or sensor down. I have also used a Skin-Tac wipe and rubbed it under the site to restick it.
Buzzy Bee for Pain Relief for injections.
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Medical Alert Jewelry
Parents of Type 1 Children
Type 1 Teens
Diapers and Diabetes
Type 1 Bloggers
Pay it Forward
Let me know if you have a favorite, I’ll be glad to post it!
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