Parents can help children have a healthy school year – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Back-to-school time is a very important time for parents of a child with diabetes.
Rodgers: Diabetes needs to be managed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—in school, on field trips, at extracurricular activities.
Narrator: Dr. Griffin Rodgers, an NIH institute director, says parents of a child with diabetes know how important it is to maintain safe blood glucose levels.
Rodgers: With summer over and their child going back to school, parents want to be sure that the school nurse, teacher, and other school staff are prepared to help their child manage their diabetes and respond to emergencies.
Narrator: He recommends the guide “Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed” at www.YourDiabetesInfo.org. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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