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This guide is to help you and your family and friends recognise and treat low blood glucose or sugar in Type 1 Diabetes (low blood sugars are 3.9mmol/l and below). We will refer to it as blood glucose from now on. When should I call for help? You should call for help if: you or… Continue...

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You are probably reading this resource because you have a child with diabetes at your school or in your class. This resource offers a guide to Type 1 diabetes and how to manage it in school. Most children with diabetes have Type 1 diabetes which is managed by taking insulin, following a healthy,...

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Why do I have to wear a patch? You have one eye that can see really well, but the other cannot see very well. We would like you to wear your patch every day to help your eye get better. The eye under the eye patch has a rest and your other eye has to… Continue Reading How to use my eye patch

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Who needs a catheter? Some people with bladder problems will need a catheter. The bladder is a balloon-like organ that holds wee. Some people cannot empty their bladder properly. There are a few reasons why this might be, including problems that they were born with, surgery, and voiding problems. If...

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Who needs a catheter? Some people with bladder problems will need a catheter. The bladder is a balloon-like organ that holds pee. Some people aren’t able to empty their bladder properly. There are a few reasons why this might be, including problems that they were born with, surgery, and...

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What is a vesicostomy? A vesicostomy is a procedure that lets pee drain from the bladder. A stoma (hole) is made from the skin of the abdomen to the bladder. This creates a way for the pee to drain out of. Keeping the bladder properly drained can help to stop infections, and keep the kidneys…...

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You should always follow the instruction leaflet provided with the I-neb. You will be taught how to use the I-neb by the physiotherapy team when it is issued. Promixin This is an antibiotic and is a form of Colistin. When using the I-neb you must use the grey chamber. Make up the Promixin as...

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Why does my baby need to wear a harness? Your baby has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia, which means that your baby’s hip is either underdeveloped, unstable or can be relocated from a dislocated position. This is a relatively common condition, occurring in 4 in 1000 babies. It is more...

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What is an insole or heel cup? An insole or heel cup is a rubber or thermoplastic device which fits under the foot and inside a shoe. What is the purpose of an insole or heel cup? An insole or heel cup provides correction, support and stability to the foot. It assists in aligning the…...

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Why has my child been prescribed a nasal spray? Nasal sprays are used to deliver antihistamines and steroids directly to the nasal passages. Nasal antihistamines help with symptoms of itching and sneezing, while steroids are used to control the inflammation in the nasal lining. Some nasal sprays...

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Why is a splint necessary? A splint has been supplied to provide correction, support or stability to the foot or the ankle. Splints help keep your child’s foot and leg in a good position, which will help stop their muscles from getting tighter. If their muscles get really tight they can start...

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What to do and how to use it This leaflet must accompany the BSACI Jext treatment plan If you are experiencing any of the severe reactions on your treatment plan, and there is a need for the Jext auto injector, follow these simple instructions: Lay your child down on the floor. If breathing is...

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What to do and how to use it This leaflet must accompany the BSACI Emerade treatment plan If you are experiencing any of the severe reactions on your treatment plan, and there is a need for the Emerade auto injector, follow these simple instructions: Lay your child down on the floor. If breathing is...

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What is continuous glucose monitoring? This is a system where the amount of sugar in somebody’s blood is measured automatically. The monitor checks blood sugar every few minutes and stores the data. This means that the person using it can carry on doing what they would usually do during the...

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How do I put in contact lens? The instructions for inserting and removing the lenses sound very complicated, but once you get the hang of it, it will get easier. These instructions are simply to remind you what you were taught in the contact lens clinic. Almost all parents and carers are scared of...

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Things to do before you leave home Inform the airline about your allergy before you travel. State that you need to carry adrenaline auto-injectors at all times and let them know the type of food to which you are allergic. However, remember that other passengers may bring foods onto the aircraft. It...

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What is positive expiratory pressure? Positive expiratory pressure (PEP) is a small handheld device fitted with either a mouth piece or mask. As you breathe, it gives out pressure at the end of each breath. This fills up the alveoli which is the part of the lungs where oxygen and carbon dioxide are...

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When will my child be fitted with the BAHD? We order the bone anchored hearing device (BAHD) sound processor for your child and is usually kept in the hospital until it is safe for your child to have it fitted. If your child already has a softband BAHD we will use your existing hearing...

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What is wheeze? Wheeze is a whistling noise made in the chest, usually when breathing out. It happens when the airways (tubes carrying air to the lungs) become inflamed and narrowed, this is often due to a viral infection (cough or cold). Wheeze is extremely common in young children. One in three...

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Swelling Swelling is very common in the first few weeks following an injury or operation. You can reduce this more quickly by frequently moving your fingers to improve blood flow, and by raising your hand above your elbow resting on pillows. Washing Do not get the cast wet as it may break or damage...

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Why has my child been given orthotic footwear? We feel your child would benefit from additional support required by these boots. The boot will support the foot in a weight bearing position whether in a standing frame, walking aid, or in unsupported walking. The stiffness of the boot is suitable to...

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You have been provided with a wedge cushion to improve your posture and help ease aches and pains. Posture wedge cushions help relieve pressure on your back by altering your posture. They are designed to be used on standard chairs at both home and school. How do I use the cushion? The anterior wedge...

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What is Mepitel? Mepitel is a non-stick silicone dressing that is very versatile as it can be used on all types of wounds including covering stitches, steristrips and skin glue. What does Mepitel do? Mepitel acts as a protective layer between the wound and the dressing, allowing fluid to pass...

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Why does my child need a standing frame? Children learn to stand unsupported from 10 to 15 months old. If you child finds it difficult to stand then they may need some assistance to do so. Some children only need help standing for a short period of their lives, whereas others may need ongoing...

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