The only person who is nervous about your child being alone at an ICD program is a first timer. There is of course a couple of additional components in that we want to know some back ground insulin to carb ratio’s, correction factors, how we can reach a guardian and a health card number just in case. Providing the program is meant for your tween and we have all the info we need we are excited to work with your child or children.
We often allow for tweens to be dropped off at programs and likewise to support friends or siblings, however from time to time there may only be room for type 1 diabetics. This will always be stated, otherwise you are fair to assume family is welcome. We can help with site changes, keep track of blood sugars and boluses along with snacks meals and most other challenges. In some cases, we encourage it as we then get a chance to help them start forming their own support structures.