If your type 1 tyke is about to head off on their first sleepover, follow these simple tips from Elissa Renouf
AHEAD OF TIME
A few days before the sleepover, contact the other parent(s) to discuss your child’s needs and the hands-on involvement required of them for your child to be able to stay over.
ON THE DAY
Make sure your child has hypo snacks in their bag, along with all their essential equipment and spare batteries. Also pack their Personalised Diabetes Management Plan outlining their care routine, including emergency information and your contact details. Chat with your child and the other parent(s) about their equipment and insulin injections so that everyone is on the same page.