Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
October 8, 2003
School and Daycare
Question from Brandon, Manitoba, Canada:
My four year old son has type 1 diabetes, and I need some advice on how to explain it in the simplest terms to a classroom of preschoolers. The other classmates range from three to five years old, and I have been asked to come to talk about diabetes. I want to keep things simple, and I do not want to scare these young children.
You are right to try for the most simple explanation. Try using the Novo Nordisk “Sam and Sally” coloring books (found at this website) to explain how children take care of diabetes.
[Editor’s comment: See: Books and Videos for Children and Teens.