Islets of Hope care tips for persons with diabetes
Some tip pages are still in the "growing" process.
Blood Glucose Testing Tips
Foot Care Tips
Mixing, Storing & Preparing Insulin
Teen Tips & Advice
Traveling with Diabetes:
Laws and Policies
Approximately 85 children under the age of 19 die in the U.S. each year from juvenile type 1 diabetes. This tragic death rate has not declined over the past 14 years even with improvements in diabetes care technology.
These children do not die because of long-term complications from diabetes.
They die from hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia that could be better managed simply by going from shots to pumps.
But few children, even those who make ideal candidates for insulin pump therapy, are placed on pumps.
I want to change that.
Lahle Wolfe, Founder IOH and CEO for IPump.org
Tips in this section have been compiled by Lahle Wolfe, who is not a medical doctor but has diabetes, and is a parent of a young child with diabetes who uses an insulin pump.
IMPORTANT DIABETES CARE TIPS DISCLAIMER
Tips are sent to us and compiled into our "Diabetes Care Tips" section for general information only. Tips are based on the experiences and opinions of those who submit tips to IOH and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and position of IOH.
Advice found in any part of our "Diabetes Care Tips" section is not intended, nor should be as a substitute for the care and advice of a licensed medical health professional.
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Page Updated 04/27/2006