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New Diabetes Resource Provides Tools and Support to Families of Newly-Diagnosed Children with Type 1 Diabetes
Date:2/3/2009

urces to help guide children with diabetes and their families through the initial time period following a diabetes diagnosis, when the need for information and support is vital. Some of the key features of the KidCare Kit include:

  • A detailed brochure with information on understanding and using the kit
  • More than 60 diabetes "Quick Cards" for parents, containing basic information about diabetes, how to monitor blood sugar levels and how to measure and administer insulin for their child
  • Themed "Give One" cards and brochures for teachers, babysitters and other caregivers, which can be customized with personal details by hand or online, before they are given out. The cards contain information about what to do and who to contact in a diabetes emergency, as well as common symptoms of high blood sugar and low blood sugar
  • A DVD featuring testimonials from other families of children with diabetes, their caregivers, and diabetes nurse educators and physicians, to help frame their experiences and offer advice and emotional support to families of newly-diagnosed children, letting them know they are not alone and there are others who understand the challenges they now face
  • A "Calorie King" carbohydrate counter book to help families plan meals and anticipate insulin doses based on calculated intake of carbohydrates

"In addition to providing medications that help control blood sugar in patients with type 1 diabetes, sanofi-aventis U.S. is committed to providing patients and their families with support in helping to manage diabetes and the emotional impact of a new diagnosis," stated Angela Moskow, Vice President, Metabolism Marketing, sanofi-aventis U.S. "We hope the diabetes KidCare Kit will become a valuable resource for families and we are proud to partner with Children with Diabetes to help make this possible."

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