Now's the perfect time to show a little love to your child's doctor, diabetes educator and other healthcare providers. Print out these cards and at your next appointment, have your child color them in (great waiting-room activity!). Add your own note if you want, then let your child hand them out to the staff to show your appreciation for everything they do. Never underestimate how much it means to them to know they're making a difference for your child!
Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.