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 stuck to the fridge or a cork board is helpful.

The checklist should include the following:

  • Hypo food – quickly absorbed carbohydrates – eg juice, jelly beans, sugar sachets and follow up carbohydrates – eg crackers, biscuits, dried fruit
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 Extra carbohydrate snacks
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 Insulin
  • Syringe or pen
  • Blood glucose meter and test strips
  • Tissues