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Birthday parties can often be tough for children with diabetes because they usually mean saying no to treats that everyone else is enjoying. However, parties don’t have to be a drag for these kids. Organizing a party that is diabetic-friendly and allergy-safe is simple.
Begin by organizing your successful party with the invitations. Make a note on the card to parents to please let you know if their child has any allergies or is diabetic. This removes any stress a parent might feel about asking for special attention for their child. Being aware of allergies and diabetes requirements ahead of time also makes your planning easier.
If you or your child has food allergies, you know how difficult it is avoiding allergens while eating out. In recent years, awareness in restaurants and employee training has been improving, but dining out will always remain nerve-wracking for those with food allergies. With careful planning, however, it is possible to truly enjoy a meal at a restaurant.
Increasing your safety while dining out begins at home. The first step is to know what menu items to avoid. Do research to find out where hidden ingredients lurk. It isn’t obvious, for example, that Caesar dressing includes anchovies or that licorice candy contains wheat. A restaurant employee with the best intentions may inadvertently serve a food containing an allergen. This is why it is important for you to be well informed about foods that may cause an allergy for you or your child.
The start of the school year usually means outfitting kids with a new wardrobe. Is your child’s medical ID as spiffy as his or her new clothes? Kids are especially conscious of their style and how it reflects their personality. In the wide variety of kids medical bracelets offered by N-Style ID, you are sure to find bracelets to suit your child’s unique character.
Do you have a child who is wild about sports? N-Style ID has a great selection of medical alert bracelets made with active children in mind. Check out our Sport Kids Medical Bands covered with soccer balls, basketballs, footballs, and baseballs. If your kid is into car racing, we even have a Speed Racer Medical ID Band with a design of checkers and race cars. Or perhaps your child wants a bracelet to coordinate with his or her sports uniform. N-Style ID has bands in various colors, including blue, red, purple, pink, and black.
Simply leave a comment below the blog describing what your child is allergic to and the creative ways in which you’ve let others know how to keep them safe and you will be entered in our random drawing to receive a complimentary bracelet.
One winner will be chosen randomly on August 31st and provided with a discount code to use online.
For parents with a child living with diabetes, back to school time can be stressful because it means handing responsibility for the child’s diabetes management to school staff. However, this time need not be so stressful for parents. There are a number of ways that parents can help to assure their child’s safety at school.
The most important step is to gather the necessary information needed by the school staff for them to properly manage the child’s individual diabetes needs. The American Diabetes Association offers a Diabetes Medical Management Plan (DMMP) document to be filled out by the student’s personal diabetes healthcare team, which includes parents. The plan would be given to relevant school personnel, such as the school nurse, to review and keep in their records.