ERIC Number: ED340156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Diabetes: Guidelines of Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs.
Minnesota State Dept. of Health, Minneapolis. Services for Children with Handicaps.
This booklet contains guidelines to help families coordinate health care of a child with diabetes. The first section provides general information covering what diabetes mellitus-Type I is, the symptoms of diabetes, causes of Type I diabetes, and effects of diabetes. A section on health care focuses on the membership and functions of the Family Centered Health Care Team, periodic health care, and recordkeeping. The next section breaks down the diabetic child's health care needs, proper development, schooling, and day care for each of the following age groupings: infants ages 0-2, preschool children ages 3-5, school-age children ages 6-12, adolescents ages 13-17, and young adults ages 18-21. The next section briefly describes family support services including advocacy, schools, family support groups and networks, recreation, respite care, safety, and siblings. A glossary of 41 diabetes-related terms is provided. A listing of resources includes 6 diabetes-specific organizations; 23 books, pamphlets, and videos for children and families; 19 articles and books for health professionals; 7 resources (in Minnesota) for specialty medical care for children with diabetes; 21 general organizations for children with special health care needs; 20 general books, pamphlets, videos, and catalogs; and 7 sources of health care financing. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Health, Minneapolis. Services for Children with Handicaps.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota