Cystic Fibrosis-related Diabetes Resources

Caring for a child with any illness or injury can be overwhelming. To help you find answers to your questions and feel confident with the care you’re providing your child, we’ve created the following list of health resources. We hope they can help make this time in your family’s life a bit easier.

College


Diabetes Supplies

Find diabetes apps for you phone to help you with carb counting, keeping track of your blood sugar, calories intake and more.

Find creative diabetes accessories for kids and adults, anything from pump cases to insulin cooling cases.

These retailers offer medical ID bracelets, medical alert jewelry, and more products that will keep your child with diabetes safe.


Living With Diabetes

If you are traveling or going on vacation this summer, make sure you plan ahead to keep your diabetes in check. Dealing with high blood sugars – or worse, a trip to the hospital – can put a damper on your plans.


Nutrition

This module will help you count the carbs for small, medium and large portions of foods you eat often, and equate carb count to varying units of insulin.

SugarStats gives you a simple and easy-to-use interface to input and access your data from home, school, work, when you're on the road or just about anywhere at all.


Online Education

After completing this module, you will be able to identify the signs and symptoms of depression and the resources available to teens with diabetes who may feel depressed.

This diabetes e-learning module is for young athletes who want to perform at their peak. Learn about keeping your blood sugar in the best range to maximize your peak performance.

Our Healthy Eyes, Healthy Vision e-learning module will answer common questions teens with diabetes have about vision screening.

It takes just 15 minutes a day to test blood sugar, count carbs, calculate and give the insulin dose that will take care of your diabetes.

Watch this e-learning module to learn more about diabulimia, including its risks and complications, and the dangers of DKA caused by diabulimia.

It’s important to learn how to drive safely with diabetes. Find out what you need to know before you get behind the wheel.

Watch registered dietitians from the Diabetes Center as they make their way around the supermarket, giving tips on making healthy food choices for teens and families with diabetes.

This course discusses three important things you need to explain to your roommate when you go to college: your diabetes, your lows and how they can help.

When you have type 1 diabetes, ketones can start to form and build up in your blood. Ketones also form when you don't have enough insulin in your body.