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Diabetes KidCare Kit helps families and kids in the first month following diagnosis
Sanofi-aventis U.S. and Children with Diabetes have announced the arrival of a multimedia resource, called the KidCare Kit, which gives families the tools and information they need to get through the challenging first 30 days after a diagnosis of type 1.
"When a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it impacts the entire family, and parents can often feel emotionally and physically overwhelmed in the first weeks and months following their child's diagnosis," said Jeff Hitchcock, founder and CEO of Children with Diabetes, in a press release.
Children with Diabetes, a national diabetes advocacy group, worked for over a year with sanofi-aventis U.S. to develop the kit. The kits are free and available at participating hospitals and doctor's offices around the country. In addition to a DVD with testimonials from other families of children with diabetes, their caregivers, and diabetes nurse educators and physicians, the kit contains:
Families of recently diagnosed children with diabetes can download additional customizable "Give One" cards for teachers, coaches, bus drivers, physical education teachers, and other caregivers at KidCare4Diabetes.com.
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