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My son was recently diagnosed (2 weeks ago) with T1D... He is 11 and is currently the only child in his K-8 elementary school... Any words of wisdom for a new dad with a son with T1D? Other than, just treat him like you would if he didn't have T1D...

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Supporting a child: type 1 diabetes
St Cloud, FL
Make sure you work a 504 plan. Learn about the ADA Safe at School program.

Heber Springs, AR
My son is 7 and the only one at his elementary. He will be in the office a lot. Show up often, communication is a must.....my sons school really cares so they work with us. Your kids school will too...

Supporting a child: type 1 diabetes
Prosperous, IRL
My son is 12 and got it age 10 and only one in his school. Arrange to go up or have someone inject at lunch time, make sure the school has someone to check he has checked his bs during day...contd

Supporting a child: type 1 diabetes
Prosperous, IRL
After the first year we got the Medtronic pump and it's one needle in skin every 3 days rather than 5 a day, much easier to control bs😊

Fulton, MO
I was nine when I got it and it isn't so much treat him like everyone else it is more show him what makes it cool you are healthier then everyone else and everything else is the same most people

Fulton, MO
Pretend it isn't there we know it is we just have to learn to make it apart of our lives not an add problem You know your boy better then anyone listen to what he doesn't like about it and try and

Fulton, MO
Make it easier for him to live with like painful hands from testin so much look into a dexcom or the hassle of things I have an omni pod it is water proof so it never had to be taken off until I have

Fulton, MO
To change it or foods he can't eat find the ones he loves and make it to where he can eat then and make them together

Fulton, MO
Good luck dad you will do great

Gilbert, AZ
Really get him involved in his own care I know when I was his age I craved independence so my parents made sure I knew what I was doing and when to ask for help so I could have some independence

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