Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Every day, children of all ages are being diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes, also known as Type One Diabetes. There is no cure for this disease and the treatment is life altering. Once a child is diagnosed with Type One diabetes, immediate lifestyle changes are necessary. In most cases there is difficulty accepting the disease and it's necessary treatment for both parent and child. For my project, I created a coping pamphlet for parents to be given in the Emergency Room, when their child is first diagnosed with this difficult disease. This pamphlet has a variety of information on how to cope with Diabetes for both parent and child including: basic tips on coping with Diabetes, books on how to cope successful, and support groups for dealing with this disease. I partnered with a nurse in my local emergency room in Ridgecrest Regional Hospital for the pamphlet to be distributed to families who had a child diagnosed with Diabetes. With proper coping skills, a child that has been diagnosed with diabetes has greater chance of living a happy life with optimum diabetic health.
O'Connor, Lauren, "Coping with diabetes" (2010). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 421.