I am choosing to post the same question in several different places to obtain different opinions regarding the same subject. I'm not collecting information for a paper. I'm finished doing that, well for a while, anyway.
I am trying to learn a little bit more about pediatrics. The remainder of the post should clarify.
I have a neighbor whose child is a type 1 diabetic, with adhd, and some "mood disorders?" I think, the child probably has the Type1 DM and the ADHD but the later probably results from the frustration and emotional challenges of a child dealing with the first 2.
Okay, that said, Has anyone dealt with kids that have both Type 1 DM and ADHD. If so, are there any books out that mom could get her hands on to read. I mean, helpful well written easy to understand books that provide good ideas for dealing with this situation.
Are you seeing alot of this in the hospital? I mean the dual diagnosis thing. How do you handle these situations in the hospital? What do your child-life specialists, usually recommend for you to do as nurses to help manage these kids? Any ideas would probably be useful for managing the little guys/girls at home as well.
I work Med-Surg, and am not exposed to the appropriate interventions needed to manage this combination. I mean, I understand the medication part, but, that is a medical realm. I am wondering about the nursing intervention side of caring for these kids.
I suppose suggestions for good pediatric nursing intervention books would be helpful also.
Dec 18, '07
Moved your post to the Pediatric Nursing Forum so that you might get some good recommendations for reading.