For diabetic parents it’s hard to be on top of your child’s blood glucose levels while not by their side. It’s difficult to keep an open channel of communication between a parent and a school nurse/teacher, but it’s very important, both for the child’s safety, and the parent’s peace of mind. In September of 2011 our family was fortunate to be introduced to My Care Connect, at the JDRF Walk To Cure Diabetes. When we learned of My Care Connect our three-year-old son was three weeks into his first year of pre-school, and we, as a family, were very stressed.
The My Care Connect website has a lot of functionality for diabetic parents, caregivers, and physicians. Through the website, parents have the ability to connect all caregivers and physicians to their child’s personal blood glucose web-log. Parents can view their child’s blood glucose levels and they can give caregivers and physicians access to this online web-log as well. All who have access have the ability to enter blood glucose levels, carbohydrate information, insulin dose information, exercise times, and personal notes through the internet and text messages. When any information is entered into the My Care Connect website an email or text message alert is sent out simultaneously regarding the child’s daily diabetic routine.
My wife and I have become more familiar with the website over the past few months. We spoke with our son’s physician and his school nurse about My Care Connect. Our goal with this system is to, ultimately, share our son’s blood glucose levels and insulin dosage without having to fax or contact the physician or the school nurse. We have learned that open communication with our son’s caregivers is very important when it comes to managing his diabetes.
The Carcelli Family
(Bob, Kim, Tyler, and Nicholas)
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