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Diabetes Information

Start planing for overnight and day camp!  The Barton Center and Camp Joslin offer several programs for Type I Diabetic children and their families.  Take this opportunity to look through their upcoming sessions.

There is an open house at The Barton Center on April 22, 2018!!

Insulin Pump

  • Insulin
  • PODS, tape – OMNIPOD
  • Medtronic Pumps – cannula, tubing and reservoir
  • PDM – batteries
  • Enough supplies should be brought for double the amount they are scheduled to travel (ex: traveling for 7 bring enough for 14 days)


  • Strips
  • Batteries/ charging device
  • Lancets
  • Alcohol pads
  • Consider sending two meters in the event of failure


  • Applicator
  • Receiver
  • Transmitter
  • Sensor
  • Charging supplies
  • Tape
  • Alcohol Pads


  • Long Acting insulin and syringes in the event of pump failure
  • Ketone meter, strips and batteries
  • Converter for plugs when traveling internationally. Make sure your devices are compatible before traveling.

Hypoglycemic Treatments

  • Glucose Tabs
  • Glucogel
  • Gummies
  • Lifesavers, skittles or starburst
  • Plan enough supplies for three hypoglycemic episodes per day


  • Peanut butter crackers/ cheese and crackers
  • Protein bars
  • Squeeze applesauce


  • MD letter (make several copies)
  • Copies of all prescriptions

November is Diabetes Awareness Month.  This articles offers many opportunities for families, friends and Type I diabetics to become involved in their diabetes community, all of which span beyond just the month of November.

Diabetes Awareness Month

I wish I had seen this article at the start of the summer, however there is still some great information that will certainly carry over into the warm fall weather.

Beat The Heat

Some parents have reached out asking where they can find “fun” accessories for their child’s diabetes supplies.  I found this post and thought it was great since it includes “diabetes apparel” with back to school shopping.

Back to School Diabetes Supply List

Below is a short article on “Diabetes Burnout”.  This article describes some typical warning signs of “Diabetes Burnout” and offers basic strategies for helping a Type I Diabetic child cope effectively in the moment.

Tired of the same old snacks??  On Track Diabetes offers some great ideas and alternative ways to present snacks to children with diabetes.  Click the link below to explore new options.