The Kids With Courage Foundation presents
GUARDIAN ANGELS Partners in Care.
Type 1 diabetes Education Class.
Presented by Cyndy Cohoon, Certified Diabetes Educator,
Children's Mercy Hospital and
Kids With Courage, Director of Education.
WHO CAN COME: Grandparent, Extended family,
Babysitters, Teachers, School Nurses, Day Care providers.
Anyone who cares enough to be involved with a child
with Type 1 diabetes.
Care for a child with Type 1 diabetes while the
primary care giver is away
Identify a diabetes emergency and respond with
Deliver an insulin injection with confidence
Identify foods that may drastically influence
the blood sugar of a child with diabetes
Identify myths and misinformation from facts
Deliver the same loving care to a child with diabetes as
a child without diabetes
Identify a healthy food choice
Identify when to call the healthcare provider
Hands on training
EVENT INCLUDES LIGHT SNACK, BEVERAGE,
AND EDUCATION PACKET
Click here for upcoming class dates.
Our Monthly Mentor Message!
There was a phrase that I was told that has stuck with me ever since the start of being diabetic. I was told “Don’t let diabetes define who you are”. What that means is that just because you’ve been told that you have this disease, that will alter your life, and it will, it doesn’t mean that you change who you are. You haven’t changed. Your past, your favorite hobbies, your friends, they haven’t disappeared. You’ve still got your own life to live.
However, it doesn’t mean you can blow off taking care of yourself. In order to live your life, you have to stay healthy enough to do everything you do. Make sure you test before every meat and don’t forget to dose. It always feels horrible to feel your blood glucose levels spike or drop, so keep that from happening. Be aware of what’s going on and what your body is telling you. Get used to people; especially your parents, asking what your blood sugar number is as you test. It’s annoying, but they do it because they love you.
Don’t let your disease hold you back. You can do whatever you want in life. Take care of yourself and stay healthy. Meet new people. Try new things. Have fun. Above everything else, live your life! Every day is a new day and there’s no time like the present to explore. Go and explore with a smile across your face and tell everyone the story later.
By Andrew K.
Providing opportunities that encourage, educate and create positive outcomes in the lives of children, young people and families whose life long journey includes battling Type 1 diabetes.