Children who require inpatient care for diabetes will be cared for on a unit at Children's Hospital with a specially trained staff who is able to support children with diabetes and their families. The diabetes team is here to provide support and encouragement as you are faced with the challenge of learning to take care of your child. We will be there to support you until you have confidence in yourself.
Diabetes is a chronic illness that is best managed at home by the family. For three days, we will work together to give you all the knowledge and skills that you need to be able to safely take your child home again.
We will provide you with the information and skills that you need to be able to do all of the things that you used to do before your child was diagnosed. Your child will be able to play sports, go trick or treating and attend birthday parties, just like any other child.
Please feel free to ask any one of us any questions that you may have. We may not always have the answers, but we can usually find the right person to help you. We are all looking forward to being on your team.
The following are resources for patients newly diagnosed with diabetes or those requiring inpatient care: