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Instructions for caregiver?!?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by polly, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. polly

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    Well, it's been 15 months since DS's dx and the hubby and I are ready for our first overnight adult trip! Cue heart palpitations...:). My folks are babysitting for us and are well-educated, participating in N.'s care frequently. I wanted to leave them some instructions for site-changes (if needed, we use a ping), etc. I realized I should probably go ahead and make a diabetes binder to use for sitters including a script for bolusing, bg checks, etc. Any recommendations? I have generated a few documents when he started kinder this year, but we luckily have a full time nurse who was already familiar with the ping and dex. What do you use for training others to care for your child?
     
  2. hawkeyegirl

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    I think the best thing we ever did was to make a video of a site change and a sensor change for my parents. It's so much easier to conceptualize when you can see it.
     
  3. polly

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    Great idea about the video! My parents watched the animas one when he started the pump, but I think it was a little fast, overwhelming as they weren't seeing the pump use on a daily basis.
     
  4. virgo39

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    Have they had a chance to see you do a couple of site changes "in person"? If not, I would definitely try to have them do that too.
     

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