Planning a ‘Day out’

It may be useful to work out a checklist with your child as a reminder of what to take with them when they go out to a school outing or stay over at a friend’s home. A checklist on the fridge or a cork board is helpful.

The checklist should include the following:

  • Hypo food – quickly absorbed carbohydrates – e.g small juice popper, jelly beans, glucose tablets or sugar sachets and follow up carbohydrates – eg crackers, biscuits, dried fruit
  • Extra carbohydrate snacks
  • Insulin
  • Syringe, pen or necessary pump items (eg spare cap for infusion set)
  • Blood glucose meter and test strips
  • Tissues
  • Small sharps container