Type 1 Diabetes Program
Here in the Diabetes Program at Children’s Hospital Boston, we understand that when a child is diagnosed with diabetes, fears for her safety and uncertainties surrounding lifestyle changes can loom large for the entire family. That’s why our multidisciplinary team is in constant communication with you every step of the way to provide information and support.
Throughout the entire treatment process, you’ll receive compassionate family-centered care from a truly integrated medical team that includes:
- specialists in diabetes and endocrinology who will determine the proper course of treatment for your child
- diabetes nurse educators who specialize in training and educating families with children who have diabetes. Our nurses will educate you about every aspect of caring for your child, including measuring insulin, injecting it, measuring blood glucose levels, and using an insulin pump. Most importantly, they will give you the information you need to ensure your child’s best health and well-being.
- registered dietitians to help plan a customized meal plan for your child. They will also educate your whole family on the role of nutrition in the management of your child’s diabetes.
- medical social workers to help the whole family navigate the challenges of life with diabetes and connect with support groups and other community resources.
If there’s an emergency complication, you can rest easy knowing that we’re here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.