Parties And Sleepovers With Type 1 Diabetes | Cornerstones4Care®

Parties and Sleepovers

When you accept an invitation to a party or sleepover, your parents will want to speak to your friend’s parents to make sure they know about your diabetes. It can be very helpful for you and your parents to find out what activities are scheduled and plan ahead. If you need help testing your blood or taking your insulin injections, your parents may need to show your friend’s parents what to do.  

Make sure you tell an adult if you feel unwell at the party

You will still be able to have some cake and sweets, as long as you don’t overdo it. If you are playing games and running around at the party, it may help to burn off some of the extra calories as energy, too!

You should continue to test your blood sugar as you normally would. If your numbers are not where they should be, you may need to adjust your insulin dose.

Making New Friends

It’s great to meet new people and make friends! But how much should you tell them about your type 1 diabetes and how soon? That’s up to you, but we can give you some tips for making these decisions.

Too High? Too Low? How Do You Know?

Learn the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) with the Hypo Help Sheet.

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