Which strategies may be used in educating patients about pediatric type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM)?

Updated: Jul 03, 2019
  • Author: William H Lamb, MD, MBBS, FRCP(Edin), FRCP, FRCPCH; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD  more...
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Education is a continuing process involving the child, family, and all members of the diabetes team. [45, 46] (See the videos below.) The following strategies may be used:

  • Formal education sessions in a clinic setting

  • Opportunistic teaching at clinics or at home in response to crises or difficulties such as acute illness

  • Therapeutic camping or other organized events

  • Patient-organized meetings

    Diabetes Sick Day Rules.
    Taking Diabetes Back to School.
    Carbs for Kids-Count Them In: The Constant Carbohydrates Diet.

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