Fun and Games for Kids With Diabetes

August 24, 2008 by  
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Learning about your diabetes doesn’t have to be scary and in fact can be a fun and educational process for kids.

And check out these products that can make compliance cool.

The Cadex Pediatric Alarm Watch with these features:

  • Up to 12 daily alarms (auto repeating)
  • Easy to read display with normal time & date function
  • Alpha reminder message (up to 36 characters)
  • Beeping alarm sound (medical snooze)
  • Long alarm duration. Medical Snooze (every 3 minutes for up to 4 hours until medications are taken)
  • Medical ID bracelet databank (Medical Information)
  • ALERT button displays Medical ID databank in an emergency
  • Timer: Program up to 12 daily medication reminders (beep sound alarm) and optional reminder text message (name and strength of medication or other prompts – Medical Information). Message scrolls across the display. NO RESET required – Alarms repeat at the same time every day.
  • Check out the latest music from The Pump Girls!

    The Pump Girls is a pop music group consisting of 3 girls aged 15-18. The girls, who are all from Southern California, sing about boys, love, dancing and overcoming challenges. They all have Juvenile Diabetes. One of their goals is to motivate other teens to deal with the challenges of the disease successfully.

    You can check out their blog and download their music on The Pump Girls site.

    Rufus and Ruby , the Bears With Diabetes

    Rufus, the bear with diabetes, is a special friend for children with diabetes. Rufus is the creation of Carol Cramer, whose son Brian was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in November 1994 at the age of three. (Ruby is the girl version)

    Rufus has patches on his arms, legs, tummy and bottom to help children learn about site rotation. You can even give Rufus a pretend injection. Rufus also has red patches on both sides of his paws so that a child can pretend to test his blood sugar. And, of course, Rufus always wears a Medic Alert bracelet. Rufus can offer a child with diabetes a symbol of comfort and security, and comes as either a boy bear or a girl bear.

    Now for some games:

    How about Diabetes Food Pyramid Bingo?

    The game comes with 30 two-sided game cards, 95 two-sided food picture squares, a two-sided checking chart to record squares that have been called, and 600 markers. Game cards and picture squares are two-sided because there are two versions of the game: carbohydrates, and protein and fat.

    Finally be sure to visit the American Diabetes Association Youth Zone which offers an array of games to teach children about diabetes including:

    • Build a Health Kid
    • Build a Healthy Plate
    • Food Fight
    • Food Safari
    • Wizdom
    • Fix Frank
    • Cross Word
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