Diabetes

  1. Hello Everyone. I am a peds nurse on an Indian reservation. we have very few diabetic children...however, the ones that we do have are all type II. It is very rare for a native child to be type I. Anyway, the reason that I am posting is that I am looking for different resources for our kids...web pages, pamphlets, books. Some of our kids use insulin. I would like to put together some teaching materials for them. If you have any ideas, please let me know...Thank you
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  3. by   Hidi74
    I don't have any information for you but I am interested in your working on a reservation. I had a good friend of mine tell me the other day about a program that allows non- native americans work on a reservation as a nurse.It was called ACTION?? or something similar. I hope I don't come across sounding weird or anything but I have always wanted to live and work on a reservation. To be able to learn about my ancestors.....wow so cool.....MY great grandmother was Native American and I have always had an odd draw to learn more about it......Any whoo....I would love any info you could give....sounds neat!!! BTW........ Welcome to Allnurses!!!!!!!!!!!
    Heather
  4. by   baseline
    Do you have a diabetes educator where you work? There is a good site under the IHS web site on diabetes. I am at work but will try to access it for you later if you can't find it.

    I use to work in Chinle.

    Hidi, I PM'd you
  5. by   NativeButterfly
    Yes we do have a diabetes ed and I work closely with her. The stuff on the net is not exactly what I am looking for. I am wanting more kid friendly stuff.
    I had a great friend that worked with me at Vanderbilt that had worked at Chinle. He made me promise to not go there!!!
  6. by   baseline
    I loved it there and plan to go back.
  7. by   SHELLYBELLYRN
    I think I may have what you're looking for. The American Diabetes Association has a FREE kit for kids with diabetes and their parents. It is a whole box full of stuff geared to kids with diabetes. It was originally designed for kids with Type 1, but has several sidenotes about kids with Type 2. It is set up with kid-friendly graphics, stories, and info on exercise, diet, and some info on insulin use for the kids with type 1.
    Kit consists of 2 books (one for kids, one for parents), a binder to keep diabetes info, and "everything you need to get "wize" and manage your life with diabetes". It's called the "Wizdom" Kit. To get it, the parents call 1-800-DIABETES (8:30am to 8pm EST) Mon thru Firday and ask for the Wizdom kit. they also have lots of interactive games, etc. at the website:

    http://www.diabetes.org/wizdom

    Hope that helps.
  8. by   IRISHBREAD
    I HAVE GOTTEN EDUCATION KITS FROM LILLY PHARMACUTICALS. IT INCLUDES A BEAR SHOWING WHERE TO GIVE SHOTS AND TO DO FINGER STICKS AS WELL AS A VIDEO AND A WORKBOOK FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS TO LEARN THE BASICS ABOUT DIABETES. ALSO I HAVE GONE TO THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION AND LOOK UNDER PEDIATRICS FOR EDUCATION TOOLS TO HELP PARENTS. ALSO THEY HAVE A VIDEO GAME FOR THE KIDS TO PLAY ON NINTENDO. HOPE THIS HELPS
  9. by   pollux
    There is a very good web site for children with diabetes. It is called Children with diabetes and it is approuved by HON!!
  10. by   NativeButterfly
    Thank you so much everyone for the great ideas!!!
  11. by   IRISHBREAD
    JUST CAME BACK FROM THE SPN CONFERENCE. ONE OF THE THINGS DISCUSSED WAS TYPE 2 DIABETES IN CHILDREN. THE HIGHEST RISK CHILDREN WERE AMERICAN INDIAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN. JUST AN FYI.
  12. by   NativeButterfly
    Thanks Irishbread. I work with only native american children and that is the only type of diabetes we see in this population.
  13. by   Bexz
    Hi everyone,
    I'm looking for information on diabetes my sister had a scare a month or so ago where she kept fainting and the doctors thought it may be diabetes. I'm a first year nursing student in New Zealand (on the otherside of the world) and would like to give my sister some web sites or something to look at just so she knows what may be happening to her. She is 13 does anyone know of any sites like this?
    Thanks in advance

    BEXZ
  14. by   nurse0977
    Have you tried the ADA (American Diabetes Association)? They have great information regarding diabetes . And if they don't have what you are looking for, they can tell you who does. (I have a friend who works for the ADA). Good luck. I have been a counselor at a camp for diabetic kids, and I love all of the teaching opportunities!

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