If you are the parent of a child who has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, then trying to find a babysitter is a challenging experience. You must have someone familiar with the health issue, know how to provide treatments for it and be able to recognize a medical emergency.
Leaving your child to the care of a babysitter, even if they are knowledgeable, is still terrifying for many parents.
That is why the development of T1D babysitting programs at the local level revolutionizes how parents can find the care they need for their children.
T1D Programs Connect Families in a Unique Way
SafeSittings was founded more than a decade ago as a way to help families with children who have Type 1 diabetes be able to find the safe care that they require.
Through programs like SafeSittings, your family can hire a sitter who has also been diagnosed with the disease.
There is no better way to care for a child with T1D than if you have it yourself.
The network of babysitters who are familiar with Type 1 diabetes is growing. Beyond Type 1, who is a non-profit based in California, is creating an umbrella of community programs which help families find the local resources needed to provide superior care for their children.
You’re not required to have Type 1 diabetes to become a sitter in these programs. You must, however, prove that you have the necessary knowledge to respond appropriately should an emergency arise.
Then, by matching families with sitters, it becomes possible for parents to spend some quality time together without worrying about the safety of their children. Sitters get an opportunity to turn their knowledge and personal experiences into an income-earning opportunity.
For more information about SafeSitters and Beyond Type 1, you can visit their website or connect with them on social media.