Mother collecting a blood sample from her daughter's finger, using a finger stick test in restaurant. Girl with diabetes checking her blood sugar before eating to plan better her meal.

Basics of Managing Diabetes for the Non-Medical Caregiver

August 14, 2024
9:30 am - 12:00 pm (Central Time)

Breakthrough T1D Illinois, in partnership with La Rabida Children’s Hospital and Lurie Children’s Hospital, invites you and your loved ones to join us virtually for a free informational event on the basics of managing diabetes for the non-medical caregiver.

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Topics will include:
– Basics of glucose and insulin action
– How to monitor glucose (what is normal/high/low and technology)
– How to give insulin (vials, pens, pumps, and types of insulin) and video demonstration
– Nutrition and diabetes
– Psychology of diabetes
– Exercise and diabetes
– Delivering glucagon with video demonstration
– Sick days
– School based care and rights

Event Contact

Lindsey McCarthy
312-423-7197 | lriley@BreakthroughT1D.org

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