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Technology for young children diagnosed with diabetes

210,000 children have diabetes in the US: many of them are the first in their families to have the condition. Of those diagnosed thousands are between the ages of three and seven years old, a tough age to teach kids about taking care of their bodies in regards to the aspects of any disease.
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Managing diabetes is a huge responsibility for anyone, let alone a small child. Making sure they understand the severity of their disease, while also providing practical and hopeful responses is especially important in the case of children. Technology can help them balance dietary decisions and the consequences they have, insulin administration and more.

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Jerry the Bear is an interactive teddy bear designed to educate children with type one diabetes about their condition, helping them acclimatise to a new diagnosis and establish good habits around self-care to stay healthy.

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