New Diabetes Patients and Families

Type 1 Diabetes

New Diabetes Patients and Families

Learning About Your Care

Think you know everything you need to know about living with diabetes? Take our diabetes care quiz to test your knowledge.

Want to learn how to do things like give yourself an insulin shot or check your ketones? Check out the "Learn How To..." video series.

Your JDRF Bag of Hope

Every Pediatric Diabetes Clinic patient receives a blue backpack - we call it the Bag of Hope - which has many important resources provided by Western Wisconsin JDRF:

The American Family Children's Hospital's Pediatric Diabetes Clinic has prepared the following checklist for our young patients who have been recently diagnosed with diabetes and their families.

Patient Checklist

Check blood sugar using a home meter.

Count carbs.

Use a correction scale.

Integrate carbs and corrections to figure out how much insulin is needed.

Know how to draw up and give an insulin injection.

Know when and how to check ketones.

Know causes, signs and symptoms and how to treat a high or low blood sugar.

Identify a way to keep meter, insulin, something to treat lows, glucagon and snacks with you at all times.

Know what to do differently when you are sick.

Check blood sugar using a home meter.

Know when to call the Peds Diabetes team and keep the number with you or in your phone.